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by Kimberly Elder last modified 2018-08-06 01:01 PM

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.

Mission Statement:  

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
2369 Jessup Avenue Floor 3

Marshall County Sheriff's Office Administration Building
Marshalltown, IA 50158

Phone: 641-754-6385
FAX: 641-754-6389

Kim Elder, Coordinator & Homeland Security Representative


Marshall County EMA Administrative Office is located next to the Emergency Operations Center, (3rd Floor of the Marshall County Sheriff's Office)

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

Official Three-Month Outlooks Page


Remember, the National Weather Service has simplified its weather warning and advisory products. Click here for additional information.


Programs administered by the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency:

*Local Emergency Management Commission

*Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Training and Education for




Emergency First Responders


Elected Officials


Public Health



*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

County EMA

*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 Links

KFJB 1230 (AM) radio


WHO (NBC) channel 13 television


KCCI (CBS) channel 8 television


MET12 Public Television

KIX 101.1 (FM) radio


Mid Iowa Enterprise Newspaper

Marshall County Sun Newspaper


Times Republican Newspaper





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