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Citizen Engagement

A resilient community is one who’s citizens are prepared and engaged.   At the Lee County EMA, one of our primary missions is to help build a more resilient community.  Offering classes, services and a means to engage the citizens of Lee County is how we work to accomplish that mission.

Below are just a few ways that you can get involved helping us to build a more resilient Lee County.  The affiliated organizations are those that our agency has formal ties to, either through Memorandum of Understands or participates within the leadership structure of that organization.  Non-affiliated civic organizations are ones who play a positive and productive role in the community by providing support towards the EMA mission in some manner.

Citizen Engagement

Affiliated Volunteer Organizations
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)


The Lee County CERT members are a dedicated group of citizen volunteers who take the time and effort to attend specialized training

Lee County Emergency Planning Committee (LCEPC)


The Lee County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is a conglomerate of local and county officials, public safety agencies, non-profit and for-profit organizations who’s mission is to ensure community safety in the event of a local disaster.  They also comply with the SARA Title III: Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know.

Volunteer Fire Departments


Our Volunteer Firefighters are the unsung heroes of our community.  Please visit the VFD page on our website to learn more about your Volunteer Fire Departments.

Amateur Radio (Hams)


Amateur Radio Emergency Service

Lee County EMA is a firm believer of the old saying “When all else fails, Amateur Radio is still working.”  Our office supports the Alabama ARRL and its efforts to create a more resilient community through emergency communications.
Civic and Non-Affiliated Organizations
Auburn Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol
Lions Clubs of Auburn
Boy Scouts of America, Saugahatchee District
Lions Clubs of Opelika
Girl Scouts, Southern Alabama
Rotary Clubs of Auburn
Tuskegee-Lee Southern Baptist Disaster Relief
Rotary Clubs of Opelika
The Salvation Army
Red Cross
United Way of Lee County

If your organization would like to be highlighted here, please contact an EMA staff member by email.  Please include your organization’s name, contact info and brief description of services you offer, as well as any prior support of our first responders and/or the EMA mission.