Cedar County EMA

Emergency Management in Cedar County

Additional Information

 It is an unfortunate fact of life that emergencies and disasters do occur. These unpredictable and tragic events can have a multitude of effects on our society, economy, environment, County, Cities and personal lives. Our driving goal is to minimize, or eliminate where possible, these events and their impacts. We also strive to ensure  that government entities, businesses, and individual citizens make plans for emergencies.



Partners in Emergency Management

Department of Homeland Security

 The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Their duties are wide-ranging, and our shared goal is clear - keeping all citizens safe!

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Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management

The Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department (HSEMD) has been working to make Iowa more prepared for disasters since it began as the State Civil Defense Agency in 1965. The focus of emergency management and the hazards faced by Iowans may have changed in some ways since that time, but what hasn’t changed is the commitment to making our state more prepared for any emergency or disaster. Ensuring Iowa is prepared and ready to respond to any disaster drives the mission and priorities of HSEM. 

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Cedar County

Beautiful Cedar County, located in East Central Iowa, was formed in 1837 and is named for the mighty Cedar River, located on the Western side of the County. The area has had a fascinating role in history, from being the home of an active portion of the Underground Railroad to the boyhood home and burial spot for a former President. Our future looks to be very promising due to our central location and proximity to Iowa City and the Quad Cities. 

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Cities in Cedar County

Emergency Management couldn't exist without the cooperation of the eight cities in Cedar County. 

Click on the links below to find out more about these fantastic communities: 








West Branch

Other Partners

Cedar County Emergency Management is proud to be a member of the Iowa Emergency Management Association.

The National Weather Service is a critical partner in the efforts to keep you safe. 

The Safeguard Iowa Partnership is an important link between the private and public sectors.