White County Office of Emergency Management
White County OEM Coordinator: Tamara Jenkins
Our purpose is to protect White County Citizens and their property from the effects of natural, man-made, and technological disasters.
We will work together with all county departments and elected officials. The DEM Coordinator attends continuing education seminars throughout the year in order to stay abreast of changes to ensure responsible assistance and aid for the Citizens of White County.
To fulfill our charge, we recognize the four phases of emergency management:
Planning, training and exercising on how to respond to an emergency.
LEPC (Local Emergency Planning Committee)
CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
Assisting the local jurisdiction to return to a normal lifestyle
Other Needs Assistance
Role of FEMA
Coordination actives and resources as the emergency is evolving
DEM Field Operations
County Emergency Managers
Ways to reduce or eliminate loss if the same event occurs
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
Pre disaster Programs
What is the role of the White County Arkansas DEM?
DEM is charged with supporting the national system of emergency management. DEM provides for the national emergency management system by encouraging the development of comprehensive disaster preparedness and assistance plans, programs, capabilities, and organizations by the State and its local governments. DEM ensures that funding is located, acquired and provided to White County law enforcement, fire fighters through grant funding. Hazardous Materials Program; Hazard Mitigation Program; Public Assistance Program; Emergency Grant Program; and other initiatives and programs, as allowed.
Because disasters often disrupt the normal functioning of governments and communities, and adversely affect individuals and families with great severity, special measures, designed to assist the efforts of the affected jurisdictions in expediting the rendering of aid, assistance, and emergency services, and the reconstruction and rehabilitation of devastated areas are necessary. DEM provides the organization necessary to facilitate the rapid acquisition and delivery of resources necessary to recover from "major" disasters.
To request more information:
Contact the OEM
Mon-Fri 8am - 4:30pm
2301 East Line Road
Searcy, AR 72143
New or Change of address requests for White County Citizens
Contact: Nancy Van Winkle
417 N. Spruce Suite-7
You can also request more information with this form: