Tazewell County Emergency Management Agency
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21304 IL State Rt 9
Tremont, IL 61568
|The highest priority for Tazewell County Emergency Management Agency (TCEMA) is protection of the public, environment, and critical infrastructure by:|
|Tazewell County EMA
roots go back to the 1950�s and the
establishment of the Federal Civil
Defense Agency by President Harry
As emergency services grew during the Cold War Era, multiple agencies shared similar or overlapping programs.
To alleviate confusion, President Carter signed an executive order in 1979 which began the consolidation of those agencies into today's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In 2003, FEMA was merged into the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 
At the local level, the implementation of these federal programs resulted in the Civil Defense Agency of the 1950�s and 1960's, which became into the Emergency Services and Disaster Agency. In 2009, ESDA restructured into the Tazewell County Emergency Management Agency (TCEMA).
Currently, EMA coordinates all phases of comprehensive emergency management, mitigation, planning, preparedness, response, and recovery for the County.