Emergency Management is committed to enhancing the
quality of life in Wilkes County by assisting people to effectively
prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against all hazards
The Emergency Management Division is responsible for protecting the
people of Wilkes County from the effects of disasters, natural and
Emergency Management was reorganized in 1997 into functional units, using the Incident Command system (ICS), the national model for managing emergency operations. This organizational structure mirrors the local incident command structure and the federal Emergency Response Team structure, thus streamlining and simplifying intergovernmental coordination. The six major functional sections are Public Information, Hazard Mitigation, Operations, Logistics, Information and Planning, and Finance. From the County Building in Wilkesboro the Emergency Management Division responds quickly to support local emergency operations.