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TEMA Seeks Catastrophic Exercise Volunteers to Simulate Real-World Need

June 17, 2016 | 3:17 pm

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) is joining with the Tennessee Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (TNVOAD) for a catastrophic disaster simulation exercise where key resources are activated to assist with community recovery. In the exercise, TNVOAD will establish a Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) and a Point of Distribution (POD), from 12 p.m. to 3 [...]

East Tennessee Wildfire Status 4-22-16

April 22, 2016 | 4:25 pm

Please see the update below on the status of the wildfires in East Tennessee. There are no actives fires at this time and there are no new fires posing a threat. A number of fires are still being monitoring until declared as out. TEMA will remain at Level IV – Elevated through the weekend for [...]

Status of East Tennessee Wildfires

April 19, 2016 | 6:34 pm

Below is an afternoon status update on the East Tennessee wildfires. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and Tennessee Department of Agriculture are receiving progress updates on containment of the current, active wildfires and are monitoring for any other outbreaks. The Tennessee Department of Military, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Department of Transportation, U.S. Forestry and myriad [...]