Joseph M. Esway

MGySgt/ USMC (Ret)


Emergency Management Agency

Emergency Management as Defined by FEMA:

Emergency Management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within communities which reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. Emergency Management seeks to promote safer, less vulnerable communities with the capacity to cope with hazards and disasters.

CCEMA Mission Statement:

The Mission of the Cocke County Emergency Management Agency is to preserve life, property, and agriculture through a comprehensive emergency management program of thoughtful planning, effective and responsible communication, training and development, preparedness, timely response, and disaster recovery.

The 9 Key Elements of This Mission Are:

– Maintain continuity of government

– Relationship development through a climate of trust and cooperation

– Professional conduct

– Good order and discipline

– Assumption of value

– Leadership

– Education

– Forces in readiness

– Responsible financial and asset management


In case of emergency, Please dial 911 immediately

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Cocke County Emergency Management Agency

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Agency Vision:

The vision of the Cocke County Emergency Management Agency is to build on a climate of trust and cooperation among county and city governments, supporting agencies, and citizens. To promote awareness of and respect for the natural and man-made assets and liabilities within the county. To ensure every citizen is prepared and has a mechanism of communication and notification at their disposal in the event of a hazard or disaster.

Joseph M. Esway │ Director

Emergency Operations Center

120 Fairgrounds Circle

Newport, TN. 37821

(423) 613-1772

Monica L. Hommel Operations Officer