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County Departments

Public Safety:


Earl Etheridge
Department Head Overlay

Earl Etheridge
Director
Earl_Etheridge@co.jackson.ms.us

Terry Jackson
Deputy Director
Terry_Jackson@co.jackson.ms.us


Address:

600 Convent Street
Pascagoula, MS 39567

Phone Numbers:

Main: (228) 769-3111
Emergency: (228) 769-3063
River Stages: (228) 769-6508
(Updated Daily Mon-Fri)
Fax: (228) 769-3108

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Office of Emergency Services


Civil Defense/Emergency Management acts as a coordinating agency during times of emergency or disaster. It takes the combined efforts of all county departments and volunteer organizations to effectively manage these events

Our mission involves the areas of:

  • Preparedness
    Preparedness includes planning, resource management and training.
  • Response
    Response takes place during or immediately following an event.
  • Recovery
    Recovery occurs right after an event and can last for days and up to months depending on the severity of the emergency.
  • Mitigation
    Mitigation is anything done to lessen the effects of a hazard, such as raising a house.

TECHNICAL OR MAN-MADE HAZARDS are those which involve things like chemicals, toxins, corrosives and explosives. Things created by mankind to make our daily lives more convenient. After all, polyester doesn't grow on trees. These hazardous materials in their raw form can be dangerous to the public if you become exposed to them. This exposure can occur at a fixed facility or on a transportation route. A fixed facility is a plant site where chemicals are stored and used. A transportation route incident can involve carriers on water, rail, highway, air and pipelines.

NATURAL HAZARDS are those occurring in nature, and there is nothing that can be done to prevent them. These include severe thunderstorms, winter storms, flooding, tornadoes, tropical storms and hurricanes, earthquakes, tidal waves and volcanoes.

Emergency Management Resources






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