Buchanan County Emergency Management


Our Mission: 
to coordinate the planning, programs, training, facilities, and equipment, to governmental and appropriate non governmental entities in Buchanan County and all designated mutual aid entities of surrounding counties to enable them to respond properly to emergencies and to provide the skills and capabilities unique to emergency management. To further enhance the safety of our residents and protect all aspects of our environment, promoting disaster resistant communities.

Mailing Address:
Buchanan County Emergency Management Office
210 5th Ave NE
Independence, IA 50644

Buchanan County Courthouse
210 5th Ave NE - Police Department Annex
Independence, IA 50644

Phone:  (319) 334-6411
Emergency:  DIAL 911
Email:  bcem@co.buchanan.ia.us

Rick Wulfekuhle, Emergency Management Coordinator

amb_logo_sml  Buchanan County is a "NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™"  This initiative recognizes NOAA partners who are improving the nation's readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events.  As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, Buchanan County is committed to working with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather.