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Wilson County Emergency Management Agency is dedicated to all-hazards preparedness in the home, in the business, and in the community.  Many of the agencies outreach programs are directed to specific audiences around the county.

Many senior and family outreach programs are available through WEMA such as the residential Knox Box Program, family disaster planning presentations, residential fire sprinkler demonstrations, and NOAA weather alert radio campaigns. WEMA’s smoke alarm outreach program has installed 525 new smoke alarms in the homes of Wilson County residents in the past three years.

To hear more about WEMA’s outreach programs and what’s available contact the Planning Division Chief at 615-444-8799 X123.

Fire Safety
LEPC
Knox Box
Security Gate Access
Fire Safety
Wilson County Emergency Management was fortunate to purchase an all hazards safety trailer thanks for the USFA grant and the Wilson County Commission. This trailer is a big hit among Wilson County elementary students as they learn how to shelter from a tornado, learn about smoke alarms, kitchen safety, and having two ways out of a home for smoke or fire.  To visit a fire station, request a fire engine or ambulance to attend your community event, or have this valuable asset come to your location, please call our Planning Division office at (615) 444-8777 Ext. 123
LEPC
Through the efforts of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) many businesses have had an opportunity to hear presentations directed toward business continuity and disaster recovery planning. As a result, several businesses have hosted family preparedness activities in the work place and participated in the National Weather Service Storm Ready Supporter Program.
Knox Box
ATTENTION CONTRACTORS: To request an official Knox-Box® authorization form, please call our Planning Division office at (615) 444-8777 Ext. 123

The Knox-Box® Rapid Entry System is a secure emergency access program developed for property owners and first responders. First Responders across North America use the Knox-Box Rapid Entry System to prevent costly entry damage while protecting property and lives. When a fire breaks out or there is a medical emergency, Knox® products allow immediate entry into buildings and property without forced entry damage or delay. Property owners store entrance keys, access cards and floor plans in high-security Knox-Box key boxes mounted near building entrances. Each Knox-Box purchased by a property owner is keyed to a single master key controlled by the local responding department.

In addition to key boxes and vaults, Knox padlocks and key switches operate with the same master key. There are so many gated communities today that fire and police departments are delayed when responding to emergency calls. Increased property damage and even total loss is a threat when property is not accessible.

The Knox Rapid Entry System was developed to save property and lives.

If you would like to learn more about our products, you can browse our electronic library here or place a request for printed brochures here.

Security Gate Access
Click here for the Tennessee State Law on electronic gate access for emergency responders.