Emergency Management Agency


The mission of the Perry County Emergency Management Agency is to provide a comprehensive approach to managing emergencies and disasters within Perry County by providing clear direction in activities that will enable us to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from situations that threaten the lives of Perry County residents, their homes, and their communities.

Our appreciation goes out to all the emergency personnel who work hard to safeguard the lives of citizens in Perry County. To better serve our community, the Perry County Emergency Management Communications 9-1-1 System has recently updated its account with Emergency Communications Network, providers of the CodeRED high-speed notification solution and the CodeRED Weather Warning service. We are equally proud to be recognized by the National Weather Service as a Storm Ready Community.

News and Information

Perry County becomes a StormReady Community

Code Red warning system alerts citizens

Department Head

Steve Hauser, Director
Perry County Emergency Management Agency
3214 Tell Street # 3
Tell City, IN 47586

Phone: 812-547-4426
Fax: 812-547-0411

E-mail: [email protected]

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Emergency Management Advisory Council

According to Indiana Code 10-14-3-17, there is established a Perry County Emergency Management Advisory Council, which consists of a maximum of 9 members, each appointed by the Board of Commissioners for 2-year terms.

The County Emergency Advisory Council shall do the following:

  • Exercise general supervision and control over the Emergency Management and disaster program of the county.
  • Select or cause to be selected, with approval of the county executive, a county emergency management director who has direct responsibility for the organization, administration, and operation of the emergency management program in the county and is responsible to the chairman of the county emergency management advisory council.

Meetings are held quarterly, beginning February, on the 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Central time in the EMA Office at the Courthouse.

Council members are Randy Cole, David Etienne, Chris Cail, Smokey Graves, Dave Briggeman, Phil Schuetter, Carl Joe Flamion, and Steve Howell.

Local Emergency Planning Committee

The purpose of the LEPC is to ensure compliance with Title III of the federal Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA), also known as the "Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986", and to do all necessary work required to develop a comprehensive chemical emergency response plan for the Perry County Community.

The State Emergency Response Commission approves the appointment of Committee members. The term of appointment of Committee members shall be for an indefinite period.

The Committee meets quarterly.

Committee members are Alan Malone, Sandy Jarboe, Greg Linne, Steve Hauser, Tara Lucas, Mack Cail, Cory Filley, John Scioldo, Brian Cassidy, Brian Steen, and Joe Malone.