Emergency Management Coordinator: Robert Kempf

Ph: (641) 332-3030

200 N 5th Street

PO Box 10
Guthrie Center, IA 50115

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Guthrie County's Emergency Management office is responsible for the coordination of the emergency response activities of local law enforcement and fire departments, a Hazardous Material Response Team, hospital, medical, and ambulance services, as well as Red Cross, Salvation Army, Health and Human Services agencies.

The County Emergency Management Department is the operating arm of the Guthrie County Emergency Management Commission. The Commission is made up of the mayors or their representative, the sheriff or his/her representative, and a member of the Board of Supervisors.

A major function of the department is to aid the County and municipalities in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from incidents, whether natural or man-made. The assistance given by the department falls into four main categories: Mitigation, Preparation, Response and Recovery.

Primary Duties

  • Responsible for countywide multi-hazards and their contingency in event of a disaster.

  • Assists governing officials of municipalities and county in the event of a disaster.

  • Promotes public knowledge of emergency management and disseminates information to the public.


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