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Sullivan County Tennessee

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JIM BEAN, Director
Contact Information:
Sullivan County Department of Emergency Management
3193 Highway 126, Suite 101
Blountville, TN 37617
Phone: (423) 323-6912
Fax: (423) 279-2816

Email: EMA (at)

Office Hours

  8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday – Friday except designated holidays.


Phone: (423) 323-6912
Fax: (423) 279-2816

Responsibilities of EMA

Welcome to the Sullivan County Emergency Management Web Site. We are always striving to provide up to date and reliable information to the public. Please check back often for updates and pertinent information on current events.

Responsibilities of EMA

Our mission is to serve the citizens, cities, and communities of Sullivan County through effective planning for natural and man-made disasters by coordinating an integrated emergency management system with all emergency response organizations, support services and volunteers.

Our primary goal is to prepare and educate our county’s citizens and to utilize resources and plans to help our county respond to and recover from any disaster using the four phases of successful Emergency Management: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

Emergency Alerts

Click on this link to sign up for Emergency Alerts from Sullivan County 911 or Kingsport Central Dispatch.

The Sullivan County Local Emergency Preparedness Council is made up of representatives from all aspects of the community to include: Elected Officials, Emergency Management, Fire Department, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Hospitals, Red Cross, Industry and Facility Representatives, Local Community and Civic Organizations, Schools, Local Media, and Transportation Agencies just to name a few.

The Sullivan County LEPC meets every month (except December) on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 am at the EMA office at 3193 Hwy 126 Blountville, TN 37617.

The ByLaws of the committee are listed below as a pdf file.

Sullivan LEPC By-Laws

Sullivan County has completed the Hazard Mitigation Plan to better address potential natural hazards before they occur and to obtain eligibility for mitgation funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This was a multi-jurisdictional planning process and a cooperative effort between Sullivan County, The Town of Bluff City, City of Bristol, and City of Kingsport. Please look at the documents listed below for more information.

Sullivan Hazard Mitigation Plan

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Sullivan County Courthouse

3411 Hwy 126

Blountville, TN 37617


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