EMA is working to assemble a history of Tuscaloosa County EMA which has served the community in various forms since the Cold War era. Please check back soon.
The April 27, 2011, tornado destroyed the EMA facility on 35th Street, and after a few interim stops, the agency reestablished operations at the former Alabama Fire College/Fire Logistics building next to Snow Hinton Park on McFarland Boulevard East. Planning commenced soon afterward to work toward rebuilding a permanent, improved structure.
After being operated by the City of Tuscaloosa for more than 30 years, EMA transferred back to the Tuscaloosa County Commission on January 1, 2015. In June 2015, EMA moved to the Tuscaloosa County Public Works building on 35th Street, just west of the previously destroyed location.
In October 2018, EMA made a final move to a new, state-of-the-art, hardened facility located in Northport. The Public Works location has become a fail-over operating location. The new facility also serves as the consolidated, multi-agency 911 dispatching center, an exciting first for Tuscaloosa County.