Emergency Management/ Fire Marshal’s Office
disasters come in all shapes and sizes and each one may affect our community
differently. Cleveland County’s Emergency Management and Fire
Marshal’s office is ready to respond to any disaster and prepared to help our
citizens get their lives back on track.
During a Disaster
Cleveland County Emergency Management coordinates disaster response during an
emergency from its Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Some time the EOC is
operated in the field
from this one location, staff members are able to coordinate fire, law
enforcement and emergency medical service personnel to provide assistance to
those parts of our community that need assistance.
During an emergency, the EOC is usually staffed around the clock to provide this
coordination and handle various requests for assistance.
What is a Disaster
disaster can be any thing that affects Cleveland County. Whether it is natural
or man-made or a search for a lost persons. With the help of local governments,
Fire Department, law enforcement, Rescue Squads, and the Red Cross and other
agencies in the county, working together under one unified command system. With
one goal the safety and well-being of the citizens in and around Cleveland
assist citizens during an emergency, a phone bank is set up in the EOC to handle
requests for special assistance, any reports of property damage, power outages
and blocked roads If you are in need of assistance with any of these items
during an emergency, you should call 704-484-4841.
County Emergency Management, in cooperation with Cleveland County's Health
department and the American Red Cross, opens emergency shelters centers. When disasters force citizens to
evacuate. These shelters may be in different parts of the county depending on
where a disaster happens.
help our community recover after a disaster, Cleveland County's Emergency
Management department works with a network of representatives from state, local
and federal agencies as well as organizations such as church groups, and the
American Red Cross to provide an array of services for those that have been
To aid in this coordination, on-site Disaster Application Centers are set up to
assist victims in determining loss, locating temporary housing and locating
financial assistance to replace damaged personal belongings.
Training for Disaster Response
County provides training and educational programs for emergency response
agencies, business and industry and the general public. These programs, offered
through our North Carolina Emergency Management division and the Cleveland
community college, covering such topics as hazardous materials response, search
and rescue operations, incident command, radiological events and recovery
Office phone number 704-484-4841
Emergency Management Director of Cleveland County/Fire marshal: Dewey
Emergency Management Asst. Director/ Deputy Fire Marshal: Perry
Fire Inspector: Bobby