Establishes and administers policies and procedures governing Emergency Management and Homeland Security in Arkansas. These responsibilities include reviewing and executing agreements, contracts, and other documents between state and federal authorities for provision of funds and services related to Emergency Management and Homeland Security programs. This office serves as a liaison between ADEM and the local offices of emergency management and coordinates with senior officials of federal, state, and local governments, and entities within the private sector that have roles and responsibilities for emergency management.
Manages internal operations of the Agency by ensuring all fiscal guidelines for state and federal programs are followed.
Train the emergency management community in disaster response and recovery; draft plans describing how the State will react to and resolve emergencies and disasters; and test the effectiveness of training and planning efforts by means of exercise.
Response and Recovery
Oversees initial responses to and recovery from emergencies and disasters by coordinating state agencies, local government and first-responder efforts to include efforts directed toward mitigation of future disasters.
Communications and Support
Maintains the Agency’s infrastructure and equipment resources by coordinating, guiding and assisting local, state and national agencies’ use of technology. Also provides management and oversight of the Arkansas Wireless Information Network.
Federal Surplus Property
Controls the transfer of federal surplus equipment, furnishings, vehicles and other items to qualified government and quasi-government entities, as well as certified mission specific small businesses and non-profit organizations.
Supports the mission of terrorism prevention, detection, and deterrence through the enhanced collaboration and coordination with federal, state and local partners. Maximizes the state’s terrorism preparedness and response capabilities through communication, assessments, grants, training and exercise.