Drew Cook | Director

50 Natchez Trace Drive Lexington, TN 38351

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: (731) 968-1567 Fax: (731) 651-0013

Our Mission

The Henderson County Emergency Management Agency will provide the leadership and support, through coordination with local officials and other stakeholders, to ensure that our county is prepared to respond to and recover from all natural and man-made emergencies and disasters so that we can reduce the loss of life and property and provide for continuity of critical services.


Henderson County EMA, as defined by Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) 58-2-110, is the managing agency charged with coordinating responses to natural and man-made disasters within all areas of Henderson County, TN. This agency combines the local resources of Henderson County, the cities of Lexington, Parkers Crossroads, Sardis, and Scotts Hill, along with State and Federal resources, to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the effects of natural or man-made disasters, technological accidents, national security threats, and other incidents that could impact our communities.

EMA - NEWS & Announcements

Traffic Incident Management Course - Monday, February 13, 2023, 6:00PM

Click Here to Register (Pre-Registration is encouraged due to limited seating.)

Henderson County EMA will be hosting the Tennessee Department of Transportation's Traffic Incident Management Course on Monday, February 13, 2023 from 6:00PM - 10:00PM. This course is designed to promote consistent training of all responders to achieve the three objectives of the TIM National Unified Goal:

  • Responder Safety

  • Safe, Quick Clearance

  • Prompt, Reliable, Interoperable Communications.

Location: Watson Emergency Services Center, Conference Room A

Target Audience: Communications, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Fire/Rescue, Law Enforcement, Towing and Recovery, and Transportation/Public Works.

Tennessee Severe Weather Awareness Week - February 19-25, 2023

Tennessee experiences all modes of severe weather throughout the year. Because of this, it is important be prepared by training ourselves and our communities on how to respond before, during, and after a disaster. During this week we will focus on a different topic each day as it relates to severe weather.

Grain Bin Safety / Rescue Awareness Course - February 25, 2023 - Jackson Fire Dept. Training Center

  • TN Association of Rescue Squads will be hosting a free Grain Bin Safety/Rescue Awareness Course at the City of Jackson Fire Department Training Center that is open to all emergency responders, producers, extension agents, and anyone who handles grain. It is requested that all students and guests please register by February 22, 2023. Register here:
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