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GEMA(Georgia Emergency Management Agency)

GEMA School Safety Coordinator, Mike Ruple, was kind enough to be a guest speaker to two sixth grade classes about how GEMA prepares, responds, and mitigates during a disaster.

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security coordinates the state’s preparedness, response and recovery efforts to disasters. As part of the Office of the Governor, GEMA operates under the authority of the Emergency Management Act of 1981. GEMA works with local, state and federal governments, in partnership with the private sector and faith-based community, to prevent and respond to natural and man-made emergencies. In addition, GEMA employees are on 24-hour call statewide to assist local authorities when disaster strikes.