The Perquimans County Emergency Management Division works with local agencies to ensure the preparedness of Perquimans County in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. Emergency Management coordinates the response and relief activities within the county due to a disaster. The division works with the community to identify, analyze and develop emergency plans for hazards that may have an impact on the county. Emergency plans are developed through management of preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation programs.

Water Rescue TeamThe Perquimans County Water Rescue Team is a multi-agency team under the Emergency Management division. The Team is comprised primarily of Emergency Services Staff, Sheriff's Office Staff and Fire Department members. Responses include surface water rescue, water evacuations, search and recovery, and other marine related tasks.

Perquimans County Voluntary Special Needs Program

Perquimans County Emergency Services oversees The Perquimans County Voluntary Special Needs Program. This program aims to collect and maintain vital information for residents who may be especially vulnerable to emergencies or disasters. Residents who wish to participate must fill out a Voluntary Special Needs Registration Form that will be kept on file with Perquimans County Emergency Services. Based on their needs, the forms are reviewed, and residents are placed into a risk category ranging from Level 1 (low) to Level 3 (high). The forms are kept securely, and we maintain an updated electronic master list. During an emergency or disaster event or the disaster planning stage, the information is shared with partner agencies to assist them in providing aid.

We offer three ways to fill out this form. You can print and return it by mail, fill out a PDF and email it, or click the link below.

Important Information & Documents

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Emergency Links

State Emergency Links

Media Outlets

Radio Stations

  • WRSF (105.7 FM)
  • WKJX (97 FM)
  • WBXB (100 FM)
  • WCNC (1240 AM)
  • WGAI (560 AM)
  • WFMZ (104.9 FM)
  • WGPS (88.3 FM)
  • WERX (102.5 FM)

Television Stations

  • WTKR - TV 3 CBS, Norfolk, VA
  • WAVY - TV 10 NBC, Portsmouth, VA
  • WVEC - TV 13 ABC, Hampton, VA
  • WITN - TV 7, Washington, NC

NC 211

No matter where you live in NC, you can dial 2-1-1 and a compassionate, trained NC 2-1-1 call specialist will help you to find available human services resources in your community.


Business Planning

Does your business have an Emergency Response Plan? Download our sample emergency response plan below or visit for more information.

Know Your Zone

In an emergency, local officials will order evacuations using zones to keep your family safe. The zones highlighted in the document below identify areas most at risk from hurricanes, tropical storms, and other hazards.

What to Bring & And What Not to Bring to a Shelter

What to pack - Emergencies can happen suddenly and you may not have time to pack. Your safety is most important – grab your loved ones and get out of harm’s way! However if you do have time to pack, please consider these tips.

Do Bring

  • Bedding
  • Clothing
  • Medications
  • Your child’s stuffed animal
  • Blanket or other “lovey”
  • Your emergency kit

Don't Bring

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Illegal drugs
  • Weapons

CERT Information

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.

Emergency Management is proud to partner with 3 CERT Teams in Perquimans County

Contact Emergency Services

Jonathan Nixon
Emergency Services Director
P.O. Box 563 / 159 Creek Drive
Hertford, NC 27944
(252) 426-5646
Fax: (252) 426-2049

Emergency Notification Registration