Office of Emergency Mgmt
#57 Acklin Gap Road
Faulkner County OEM/911
801 Locust Street
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 to 4:30
Shelia McGhee - Director - CFM
Deputy Director 911/Fire Services
Dirk Sutterfield - CFM
Deputy Director OEM/Training/CERT
The Faulkner County Office of Emergency Management/ 911 coordinates all resources associated with disasters that occur within Faulkner County. OEM/911 is responsible for disaster drills throughout the year with county and city first responders. OEM/911 implements a current county wide Emergency Operations Plan and general planning between the different disciplines that respond to a disaster or emergency situation in Faulkner County.Faulkner County OEM/911 is also responsible for all 911 addressing, road signage and maintenance in the County with the exception of the City of Conway.
OEM/911 also takes part in Storm Shelter Rebate program sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management. If you have recently purchased a storm shelter, or have installed a safe room in your home, you may be eligible for up to a $1000.00 rebate. You must fill out an application and return it to our office. You must provide a copy of you invoice, and for safe rooms, a stamped affidavit by the builder so we know it is in compliance with FEMA's guidelines. Faulkner County OEM/911 staff must inspect all storm shelters and paperwork before they go to the state office for reimbursement.
Safe Room/Storm Shelter Application
Safe Room Certification/Affidavit
Due to lack of funding, the Arkansas Shelter Rebate Program has been suspended until further notice. Applications that were received through December 9, 2011 will be kept on file at ADEM and those eligible will receive funding as it becomes available.
The Faulkner County Office of Emergency Management will continue to take applications until December 30, 2012, in the event funding becomes available.
Please continue to check the ADEM website as well as this website for updates to the program.
Click on the image to sign up!
Emergency Telephone Notification System
The CodeRed™ system provides residents with free weather warning information and allows emergency officials with the ability to provide pre-recorded emergency telephone notification/information messages to targeted areas or the entire county. Residents and businesses located within the county are encouraged to sign up for CodeRed™ to be sure they receive timely emergency notifications, weather warnings, and other information when alerts are issued.
Click on image above to register for free weather warning information through CodeRed™.
Questions? See our CodeRed FAQ.
If you haven't already signed up for Code Red, this link will show you how it works and how to sign up!
Smart911is a free service that allows citizens to enter information through a secure web site that they want to make available to 9-1-1 operators in the event they call 9-1-1. When they call 9-1-1 the data automatically displays on the call takers work station and is also made available to police, fire and EMS in the field helping them respond more quickly and effectively.
Real world use cases
With Smart911, the 9-1-1 operator can see a high quality photo of the missing child, issue an Amber Alert and forward the photo to field officers immediately after the call. A map of the child's last known location is included.
Confused or disabled caller
With Smart911, the 9-1-1 operator can view the medical profile of a confused or disabled caller. If an Alzheimer's sufferer cannot remember his/her home address or an Asthma sufferer is unable to speak, the 9-1-1 center will still be able to effectively dispatch help.
Deaf or hard-of-hearing caller
Over 20 million Americans are hard-of-hearing. For these people and anyone else who may have trouble communicating with a 9-1-1 dispatcher over the phone, Smart911 offers an innovative way to both preload data and communicate via SMS.
With Smart911, anytime you dial 9-1-1 the operator will see your name, allergy, and current location on-screen. Even if you're unable to speak, EMS will be dispatched to your location with an EpiPen in hand.
To create your profile, click on the image above or go to www.smart911.com.
Some 20,000 communities across the United States and its territories participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) by adopting and enforcing floodplain management ordinances to reduce flood damage. In exchange, the NFIP makes federally-backed flood insurance available to homeowners, renters, and business owners in these communities. Community participation in the NFIP is voluntary.
Flood insurance is designed to provide an alternative to disaster assistance to reduce the escalating costs of repairing damage to buildings and their contents caused by floods. Flood damage is reduced by nearly $1 billion each year through communities implementing sound floodplain management requirements and property owners purchasing flood insurance.
OEM/911 also works with businesses and industries in Faulkner County that use or store hazardous materials and works directly with Conway Fire Departments hazardous materials division that responds to incidents throughout the County. All Tier Two MSDS forms in the county must be reported to OEM/911, Conway Fire Department Haz-Mat team, and the local fire department where the business is located. We will do site visits yearly to obtain all Material Safety Data Sheets, site plans, and Emergency Actions Plans.All of this information is kept on file at the Conway Emergency Operations Center, as well as forward to the fire department so they have record of what’s on the grounds in the event of an emergency or fire at the facility.
08-14 Hazardous Materials Ordinance
Faulkner County OEM/911 is the fire services Coordinator for the County. OEM/911 provides technical assistance to fire departments in the County regarding their state funding, local revenue funding, training, and communications. OEM/911 also provides resources to these departments during disasters from other sources both inside and outside of the County. We also issue and post burn ban.If you’d like to know if Faulkner County is under a burn ban, click on the link below.
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
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.
If you are interested in becoming a CERT member, contact Faulkner County OEM at 501-450-4935. Or you may click on the CERT link below, fill out an application, and mail it to the Office of Emergency Management.
Faulkner County OEM is now on Facebook.
Click on the Facebook App Icon to join the group
Other useful links:
Arkansas Department of Emergency Management: www.adem.arkansas.gov
Federal Emergency Management Agency: www.fema.gov
Emergency Management Institute (NIMS): http://training.fema.gov/EMICourses/
Arkansas State-wide Mutual Aid Plan: ARMAP
Arkansas Floodplain Management Association: www.arkansasfloods.org
US Army Corps of Engineers: www.swl.usace.army.mil/
Emergency Management Assistance Compact: www.emacweb.org
NOAA National Weather Service: www.spc.noaa.gov
The Weather Channel: www.weather.com
Arkansas Forestry (Burn Ban): www.arkfireinfo.org
Arkansas Geological Survey: http://www.geology.ar.gov
Arkansas Natural Resource Commission: http://www.anrc.arkansas.gov