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Emergencies Dial

Office Phone
(828) 837-7352

Office Address
59 Hiwassee St.
Suite 105
Murphy, NC 28906

(828) 837-5454


Emergency Management Director

Robin Caldwell


Administrative Assistant

Jessica Orton


The Cherokee County Emergency Management Services Department has four principal functions in preparing for and responding to disasters:

  • Preparedness
  • Response
  • Recovery
  • Mitigation


  • Cherokee County Emergency Management assists local citizens in planning for natural disasters such as tornadoes, winter storms, floods, and man-made disasters such as chemical spills.
  • Training and education programs are offered in support of emergency planning.
  • Exercises ranging from tabletop versions to full-scale mock accidents involving entire communities are staged to assure that the proposed plan works.
  • Before Disaster Strikes


Everyday activities include monitoring the capability to respond to emergencies and to assist in level of readiness.


  • Recovery activities are those which are necessary to return life to normal in a disaster stricken community.


  • Mitigation is the effort of local, state and federal governments which includes any activities that reduce or eliminate problems associated with disasters.


Last updated: 5/23/2014 10:51:01 AM