Rhea "Skip" Taylor, Fayette County Mayor      


Emergency Management Agency (EMA)

Director: Hunter Winfrey
Address: 315 E. Market St. (Old Sheriff's Dept.) Somerville, TN 38068
Phone: 901-465-5239
Fax: 901-465-5242

Employees: Ronnie Markle, Deputy Director
Magon Dowdy, Training Coordinator  (PT)

Services: Coordination of Emergency Services for Disasters and Hazardous Material Spills.

Links: County Emergency Notification System


REGISTER YOUR STORM SHELTER    with Fayette County Emergency Management Agency so we can ensure both your and your family's safety after a disaster! 

 Click here for Registration Form

Print the above form, fill it out and mail or fax it to the Emergency Management Agency.  This will assist emergency responders in locating you and your family after a disaster/severe weather occurrence should you become trapped in your shelter.  Don't wait, now is the time to register!



The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number.

CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference. Through training, citizens can manage utilities and put out small fires; treat the three killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock; provide basic medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely; and organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective.

Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services will not be able to meet the demand for these services. Factors as number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages will prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice through 911. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs. One also expects that under these kinds of conditions, family members, fellow employees, and neighbors will spontaneously try to help each other.

CERT training is approximately 16 hours, it will be taught evenings and weekends.

For more information on CERT Classes, please call the local Emergency Management Agency office at 901-465-5239.