55 Cline Ingram Jackson Road
Cedartown, GA 30125
Emergency Management Director: Randy M
Administrative Assistant: Kattie Trammell
The Polk County Emergency Management Agency (Civil Defense) was
organized in the 1950's with Mr. James Carter as director. In 1962,
Roy E. Anderson was made the county civil defense director for all
of Polk County. Serving in this position until 1992. At this point,
due to training requirements by the state and federal government,
Mr. Anderson assumed the position of Deputy Director and Elaine
Anderson was appointed Director of the Polk County Emergency
Management Agency by the Governor of the State of Georgia. Mrs.
Anderson held the directors job as a part-time Director of Polk
County until August 1st, 2011. Randy M Lacey was appointed as a
full-time director in August 2011.
The Polk County EMA is an organization that responds to any type
disaster, natural or man-made, within Polk County and thru written
mutual aid agreements, as support agencies, to other surrounding
counties when required. The Polk County EMA is a department which
operated under the direction and control of the Polk County Board
of Commissioners as well as the Georgia Emergency Management Agency
(GEMA), Atlanta, Georgia. EMA operates under both State of Georgia
and Federal Guidelines and Regulations.
This agency is responsible for maintaining written emergency
operations plans, updated rosters of volunteers, county and city
officials, and resource materials. All personnel are trained in
first aid, CPR, rescue, map reading, weather spotter, hazardous
materials and firefighting. Polk County Emergency Management, Polk
County Volunteer Fire Department, as well as other agencies work
together as a team to maintain a safe community that the citizens
of Polk County can be proud of.