Public Form Downloads

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Application

EMA Training Application

EMA Volunteer Application

Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) Membership Application

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Emergency Management Agency
714 Greensboro Ave, Suite G78
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: (205) 349-0150
Fax: (205) 349-0198

Emergency Management Agency (EMA)

Disasters can strike any community at any time – and history shows that Tuscaloosa is not immune. Tuscaloosa County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) exists to help the community when these disasters afflict our community.

When a disaster occurs managing the event is community-wide event. In Tuscaloosa County, the emergency management program takes a multi-jurisdictional, collaborative approach and is funded by the City of Tuscaloosa, City of Northport, and Tuscaloosa County. The Agency coordinates with all jurisdictions in the county and a range of departments, agencies, volunteer organizations, and private sector entities to develop disaster preparedness plans, provide training and exercise activities, and coordinate the overall response to large scale emergencies and disasters.

Emergency management is an evolving, all-hazards program: severe weather, chemical spills, power or dam failures, terrorist attacks, and more. The focus is on providing leadership through planning, preparedness, and mitigation so that when disasters happen, the community and community leaders are ready to respond and recover. EMA aims to protect lives and property before, during, and after a disaster.

It is essential that residents and community stakeholders are prepared as well. The helpful links below will help you better prepare for an emergency or natural disaster.

For more information about Tuscaloosa County EMA contact the EMA office at (205) 349-0150 or visit the Tuscaloosa County EMA website.


Tuscaloosa County EMA

Weather Dashboard

Public Storm Shelter Locations

City of Tuscaloosa Emergency Alerting System

National Weather Service Birmingham

Ready Alabama


Preparing an Emergency Kit

University of Alabama Emergency Preparedness





Weather and Travel Information

  • National Weather Service forecast for Tuscaloosa
  • Tuscaloosa County was the first county in Alabama to become StormReady.  StormReady is a nationwide community preparedness program that uses a grassroots approach to help communities develop plans to handle all types of severe weather.  Read more…
  • Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) Emergency Road Closures

Homeland Security