Serving Communities of: Albion, Bangor, Clemons, Dillion, Dunbar, Ferguson, Gilman, Green Mountain, Haverhill, Lamoille, Laurel, LeGrand, Liscomb, Marshalltown, Melbourne, Rhodes, St. Anthony, State Center, Van Cleve and Marshall County.
Chapter 29C of the Code of Iowa creates the State Emergency Management Division and the local Emergency Management Commission in Iowa.
The Marshall County Emergency Management Commission is made up of the mayors of all the jurisdictions in Marshall County, one member of the Marshall County Board of Supervisors (who serves as the chair) and the Sheriff. The Commission appoints an Emergency Management Coordinator to manage the agency and assist the commission.
The mission of the Marshall County Office of Emergency Management is to focus on preservation of life and property, from all disasters that might impact Marshall County or its citizens, by implementing and maintaining comprehensive emergency management activities, by coordination with intergovernmental, private and volunteer partnerships.
Marshall County Emergency Management is responsible for County Emergency Planning and obtaining State and Federal assistance when a disaster occurs.
Marshall County Emergency Management
22 North Center Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Kim Elder, Coordinator & Homeland Security Representative
Marshall County EMA Administrative Office is located next to the Emergency Operations Center, (Lower Level of the Police Department).
Normal business hours are from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. We do attend trainings and meetings outside of our office, so if you are planning a visit, please call to confirm we are in the office.Here are useful severe weather safety links: National Weather Service
Be Ready Iowa! Page
Remember, the National Weather Service has simplified its weather warning and advisory products. Click here for additional information.
- National Weather Service - Des Moines (DMX)
- Iowa Department of Transportation
- Preparedness for All Emergencies
Programs administered by the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency:
*Local Emergency Management Commission
*Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Training and Education for
Emergency First Responders
*Cities and County Liaison with:
Hazardous Materials Team from Des Moines Fire Department
National Weather Service and StormReady communities
Region 1 Iowa Homeland Security and District 1 Emergency Management
*Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) coordinator
*Emergency Medical Services grant(s) administrator
*Emergency Management Planning Grant (EMPG) coordinator for Marshall
*Duane Arnold Energy Center host county
*Local Emergency Planning Committee
Marshall County Fire Chief's meetings
Marshall County Long Term Care Facility's Planning Committee
Marshall County Pets in Disasters Planning Committee
Training and Disaster Exercises for/with Marshall County First
- Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services, Fire
Departments, Individual Cities, etc.
- Emergency Planning assistance
- Training for Emergency Responders
- Disaster Preparedness Programs
- Disaster Assistance (State & Federal)
- Administers County EMS funds
- Homeland Security Point of Contact
- Homeland Security Grants Coordinator
Local Media LinksKFJB 1230 (AM) radio
WHO (NBC) channel 13 television
KCCI (CBS) channel 8 television
MET12 Public TelevisionKIX 101.1 (FM) radio
Mid Iowa Enterprise NewspaperMarshall County Sun Newspaper
Times Republican Newspaper