Director

Mark Maxwell
740-393-6772
markmaxwell@co.knox.oh.us

Office Location

11540 Upper Gilchrist Road
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Phone:  740-393-6772
Fax:  740-393-6773
After Hours:  740-397-3333

Office Hours

Monday thru Friday
8:00am to 4:00pm
Closed weekends and holidays

Homeland Security and Emergency Management

The goal of emergency management and homeland security is to create and maintain an effective organization to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from major threats to lives and property. Through coordination, planning, exercises and proper training, the local emergency manager can enhance the day to day emergency response capabilities within the county to be prepared for any disaster

For brochures and further information concerning emergency management, please contact our office.

Local Emergency Planning Committee

The purpose of the committee is to serve as the official local emergency planning committee for Knox county as specified by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), Title III (Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act), section 301 (c), and as appointed by the state of Ohio. The committee will develop a comprehensive emergency response plan for the county, establish procedures for conduction of its public information responsibilities; receive and process requests for information from the public; notify the public of committee activities and public meetings; to discuss the emergency plan; handle and respond to public comments on the emergency plan; distribute and make available the plan; receive reports and information as specified throughout SARA Title III. With the information and reports received, the committee will perform a hazard analysis, build and maintain a data base of hazardous chemical locations and quantities in the county, and establish a computer system for emergency responders to use when responding to incidents that may involve hazardous chemicals in the county.