Emergency Management

Emergency Management

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management (CMEMO) is a local governmental agency which coordinates large-scale emergency incidents within the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. The agency assists local emergency response agencies by providing detailed planning procedures and specialized needs for incidents requiring multi-agency participation. CMEMO operates as a division of the Charlotte Fire Department.

​Our Duty to the Community

Emergency Management is responsible for maintaining emergency plans including, but not limited to:

  • The Mecklenburg County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
  • The Hazard Mitigation Plan
  • The Uptown Evacuation Plan
  • The Fixed Nuclear Facility Emergency Preparedness Program
  • The Hazardous Materials Program
  • The Mecklenburg County Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

Many of these plans are a result of a partnership with various local governments, non-profit agencies, private sector companies, and faith-based organizations.

CMEMO offers advisement and coordination of all parts of the emergency response and recovery process. The CMEMO ensures all entities involved in emergency planning and execution are operating on the same level and are working toward the common goal of public safety.

Who We Are

CMEMO is a function of the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. CMEMO is assigned to the Charlotte Fire Department for day-to-day supervision. The office has a staff of eight including an Emergency Management Coordinator, a Hazardous Materials Coordinator, three Emergency Management Planners, an Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Logistics Planner, a Financial Administrator, and a Grants Administrator.

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