Jefferson County COAD
The Jefferson County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) is a collective group of organizations, and is composed of representatives from public, private and not-for-profit agencies. The COAD is aligned with existing organization as the goals and objectives of both groups overlap in many areas. The Jefferson County COAD enhances the community’s ability to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters using FEMA’s Whole Community concept to engage the full capacity of the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Our partners include businesses, faith-based organizations, community organizations, disability organizations, and community stakeholders, in conjunction with the participation of local, state, and federal government partners. The Jefferson County COAD’s mission is to coordinate emergency human services, thus ensuring that human needs, inherent in a disaster situation, are evaluated and addressed.