The Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency is a City of Gadsden department that serves all citizens in Etowah County. The EMA coordinates basic disaster capabilities of all the local governments. The EMA is also the county’s coordinating body with state and federal agencies to assure the citizens of Etowah County are fully protected and accommodated before, during, and after disaster strikes.

In addition to handling disasters and emergencies, the EMA has works to help various emergency agencies around the county acquire resources to make their jobs safer and easier. The EMA also used its resources to acquire: a mobile morgue, firefighting equipment, law enforcement equipment, and community storm shelters.