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301 4th St - Covington IN 47932
                                                                             MISSION 
To provide Fountain County residents, businesses and industries, non-profit organizations, and local governments the education and support necessary to reduce the loss of life and human suffering; to minimize property damage; and to protect environmental sensitive areas from all types of disasters through a comprehensive, risk-based, all-hazard emergency management program.

                                                                                     VISION STATEMENT
The goal of Fountain County Emergency Management Agency is to educate the Citizens of Fountain County about their ongoing role in preparing for emergencies through education, community outreach and training. Through creating an increased emphasis on disaster preparedness, the Fountain County Emergency Management Agency looks forward to reinforcing interdepartmental communications and cooperation throughout our county, while creating a community culture of preparedness and fostering partnerships with local public and private groups and businesses. 
It is the goal that Fountain County Emergency Management Agency will work with the community, neighbor helping neighbor when a disaster strikes. 

In general the role of Fountain County Emergency Management is to participate in the following four phases of emergency management protection.

  • Mitigation, which includes any activities that prevent a disaster, reduces the chance of a disaster happening, or reduces the damaging effects of unavoidable disasters.
  • Preparedness, which includes plans of preparations made to save lives and to help response and rescue operations.
  • Response, which includes action taken to save lives and prevent further damage in a disaster or emergency situation. Response is putting your preparedness plan into action.
  • Recovery, which includes action taken to return life and property back to normal following a disaster.
Fountain County Emergency Management
Joe Whitaker - Director         
joe.whitaker@sbcglobal.net




Tina Holmes - Office Manager     tholmes@fountainco.net