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Emergency Management


This office is responsible for emergency planning; preparing for and responding to man-made or natural disasters. Contact EM Director David Breedlove.

The draft of the 2017 Smoky Mountain Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update is now available for public review and comment. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the counties of Cherokee, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Swain (including the jurisdictions within) are currently engaged in a planning process to become less vulnerable to natural disasters. Your participation is important to us! This federally required plan, developed with funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), ensures that plan participants remain eligible for hazard mitigation project funding.

Comments and questions will be received until October 29, 2017 and can be directed to David Breedlove, Swain County Emergency Management Director.

Thank you.

Is Your Family Prepared for an Emergency?

For information on how your family can be prepared for an emergency, check out the Ready North Carolina campaign for the information you need to prepare a Family Disaster Plan http://www.readync.org/  for all types of emergencies.

Emergency 911 Services
55 East Ridge Dr.
Bryson City, NC 28713

Mailing Address:
PO Box 2321
Bryson City, NC 28713

David Breedlove
EM Director
Phone 828-488-6021
After hours 828-488-2196

Office Hours:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday