Mission Statement:

Lead Grady County’s efforts to prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters.

Vision: We will help create a disaster resilient Grady County where everyone matters.

Values: Comprehensive * Progressive * Risk-driven * Integrated * Collaborative * Coordinated * Flexible * Professional

Goals: Strengthen Preparedness * Strengthen Response * Strengthen Recovery

The Grady County Emergency Management Office works to create a safer county and region by collaborating with our stakeholders to increase Grady County’s ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural or man-made disaster and emergencies.  GCEM coordinates with local, state, federal, private, non-profit entities, and community groups to minimize the impact of all potential hazards facing Grady County. GCEM strengthens Grady County’s preparedness through comprehensive disaster planning, hazard identification & risk assessment, hazard mitigation, protection of critical infrastructure, and enhancement of community preparedness. GCEM enhances disaster response by managing the Grady County Emergency Operations Center. The GCEM is improving inter-agency coordination and information sharing, resource management, and emergency public information and warning. These activities improve Grady County’s ability to recover from a disaster, reducing the time and cost required to return to normal operation and making Grady County a more resilient County.

The Grady County Office of Emergency Management is pleased to announce that it will start accepting passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State on May 20th, 2019. U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports on May 20th, 2019 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday- Friday at 315 W. Pennsylvania Ave in Chickasha.

According to Dale Thompson, Director of the GCEMA stated County Commissioner Kirk Painter wants Grady County citizens to have a “One stop shop” for all their passport needs to include passport photos and all required forms that would be needed to apply for a passport.

For application forms, information on documentation required, fees, and a wealth of other passport and international travel information, visit the only official website for passport information- travel.state.gov


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EM Director Dale Thompson
Deputy  EM Director Amanda Wilkerson
EM Specialist- Volunteer Paulette Nicholas
EM Specialist- Volunteer Carl Wilkerson

EM Specialist- Staff                      Linda Swanner



Contact the Grady County Emergency Management Office

Email: gradyema@gmail.com Follow us on Facebook. Grady County EM Facebook Page Follow our CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Facebook Page Phone: 405-222-2339 Hours: Monday- Friday 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM For Emergencies call the Sheriff’s Dispatch at 405-224-0984. They can contact us.


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