State of Alabama
Department of Public Safety
Now under the umbrella Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the Alabama Department of Public Safety handles everything from impaired drivers to hazardous materials spills to missing children. The department began in 1935 as a pet project of then-Gov. Bibb Graves, who warned his 75 young motorcycle officers, “Gentlemen, if I have made a mistake, I’ll soon correct that.” Among the respected department’s sectors are the Alabama Bureau of Investigation, the Highway Patrol and the Driver’s License divisions.
Division of Emergency Management
The Alabama Division of Emergency Management plans for and responds to natural and man-made disasters. Visit the division’s website for a severe weather awareness guide and other preparedness information.
Emergency Management Agency
The Montgomery Emergency Management Agency is responsible for planning and coordinating actions for disaster preparation, response and recovery. The office conducts emergency training and serves as a liaison with state and federal emergency agencies. It also offers the Alert Montgomery Network messaging system that can email, tell or send a voicemail to you with specific directions on how to handle an emergency. Visit the office’s web pages for the disaster planning guide, other disaster preparedness information and to register for the Alert Montgomery Network.
The Montgomery County Association of Volunteer Fire Departments allows county fire departments outside the city of Montgomery to improve protection and medical services for Montgomery County residents. Through the organization, volunteer fire departments can share ideas and develop aid agreements. For a list of volunteer fire departments outside the city, visit the Montgomery County Association of Volunteer Fire Departments’ website.
Fire & Rescue