Emergency Management Agency

Billy Harrell,


Nick Holder,
Deputy Director



Office Phone: (423) 542-1888
Fax: (423) 547-1536


Carter County Courthouse
801 East Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643

Hours of Operation:

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mission Statement:

The Elizabethton-Carter County Office of Emergency Management’s mission is to mitigate the potential effects of the various hazards that might impact the county, to prepare for the implementation of measures which will preserve life and minimize damage, to respond effectively to the needs of the citizens and local jurisdictions during emergencies, and to provide a recovery system to return the county and its communities to a normal status as soon as possible after such emergencies.


The Office of Emergency Management is tasked by TEMA and FEMA to coordinate and carry out a comprehensive plan to assist community efforts to prepare for, respond to, and recover from all types of man-made, technological, and natural disasters. This assistance is accomplished through planning, training, grant funding, and mitigation.

For ALL EMERGENCIES call 911, if not leave a message on the office answering machine (423) 542-1888 and someone will return your call as soon as possible.


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