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CodeRed provides citizens and visitors of Sevier County with free emergency weather warning alerts that will be sent the moment you’re immediately impacted by severe weather.


Local Public Communications

Sevier County offers both a local AM radio station and an Outdoor Warning System to help residents and visitors stay informed about events and emergency situations happening in the community.

Community Connect

Community Connect

Community Connect is a free, secure, and easy to use platform that allows you to share critical information about your household that will aid first responders and Sevier County emergency response personnel when responding to your residence or business. Get important information, obtain burn permits and more!

How to Prepare & Respond

Be Prepared for Emergencies

You never know when disaster might strike, but it’s our mission to make sure you’re prepared when it does. When you have a plan, it’s easier to manage an emergency in a calm and effective way. We’re here not only to help you create a plan, but also to provide you with necessary resources to protect yourselves in emergency situations.

Disaster Preparedness Checklist with first aid kit
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helicopter dropping water over wildfire
  • 1. What is Emergency Management?

    Emergency management involves the planning, assignment and coordination of the resources available in an integrated program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for natural or man-made emergencies. It provides for the safety of our citizens. All known possible hazards have been identified and plans made which address the needs before, during and after an emergency or disaster. We continually review the plans to identify and correct problems and work together with neighboring towns and the Tennessee Emergency Management to ensure a correct and adequate response will be made in the event of an emergency or disaster.

  • 2. Why is planning so important?

    It is everyone’s responsibility to be prepared for any emergency. Initially, emergency services will be consumed with responding to the disaster. It is up to each of us to prepare. Planning in advance will help you, your family and friends manage an emergency in a calm and effective way, which will help keep you safe.

  • 3. What can the SCEMA do for me in an emergency?

    The SCEMA is offering emergency preparedness programs (CERT) to explain what any individual can do for his or herself in an emergency, such as making sure you have your supplies where you can easily and quickly access them. The SCEMA can also provide some resources to help you make your individual emergency plan.

    During an emergency, Sevier County’s resources may be scarce. That is why we encourage all residents to plan in advance, with neighbors, friends and family so should you need assistance, you have people you can call on.

  • 4. Who will determine what areas need to be evacuated?

    The Incident Command Team will make that determination based on the circumstances of the incident to ensure the safety of life and property. The Incident Commander will be a high-ranking official from the appropriate lead agency who is managing response activities for an incident (EMA, Fire, Police, Public Health, etc.).