Emergency Management Agency

The Knox County Office of Homeland Security, commonly referred to as the Emergency Management Agency or simply EMA, exists to coordinate county-wide efforts to address disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.


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Emergency Management Agency

11540 Upper Gilchrist Road
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Phone: (740) 393-6772
Fax: (740) 393-6773
After Hours: (740) 397-3333
Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Closed Sundays and holidays
James T. DeChant

EMA Director

Phone: (740) 393-6772


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