CIVIL DEFENSE AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REGIONS:  United States.  1941 to date.  From the establishment of the Office of Civilian Defense in 1941, a regional structure has been used to administer federal government civil defense and emergency management activities.  The following tables summarize the regional organizations' areas of responsibility at various points in time.

Table 91-1.  Civil Defense Regions 1958-1966

Region Headquarters States
1 Harvard, Massachusetts

Maine

New Hampshire

Vermont

Massachusetts

Rhode Island

Connecticut

New York

New Jersey

Puerto Rico

Virgin Islands

2 Olney, Maryland

Pennsylvania

Ohio

Delaware

Maryland

District of Columbia

Virginia

West Virginia

Kentucky

3 Thomasville, Georgia

North Carolina

Tennessee

South Carolina

Georgia

Florida

Alabama

Mississippi

Canal Zone

4 Battle Creek, Michigan

Michigan

Indiana

Illinois

Wisconsin

Minnesota

5 Denton, Texas

Arkansas

Louisiana

Texas

Oklahoma

New Mexico

6 Denver, Colorado

Iowa

Missouri

North Dakota

South Dakota

Nebraska

Kansas

Wyoming

Colorado

7 Santa Rosa, California

Utah

Arizona

Nevada

California

Hawaii

8 Everett, Washington

Montana

Idaho

Oregon

Washington

Alaska

 

Table 91-2.  Emergency Management Regions 2003

 

Region Headquarters States
1 Boston, Massachusetts

Maine

New Hampshire

Vermont

Massachusetts

Rhode Island

Connecticut

2 New York, New York

New York

New Jersey

Puerto Rico

Virginia Islands

3 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Delaware

Maryland

District of Columbia

Virginia

West Virginia

4 Atlanta, Georgia

Kentucky

Tennessee

North Carolina

South Carolina

Georgia

Florida

Alabama

Mississippi

5 Chicago, Illinois

Ohio

Indiana

Illinois

Michigan

Wisconsin

Minnesota

6 Denton, Texas

Arkansas

Louisiana

Texas

Oklahoma

New Mexico

7 Kansas City, Kansas

Iowa

Missouri

Nebraska

Kansas

8 Denver, Colorado

North Dakota

South Dakota

Montana

Wyoming

Colorado

Utah

9 San Francisco, California

Arizona

Nevada

California

Hawaii

10 Seattle, Washington

Idaho

Oregon

Washington

Alaska

 

Sources: Mitchell, Donald W., Civil Defense: Planning for Survival and Recovery, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, U. S. Government Printing Office, 1967.

 

Entry 0391 - posted 16 August 2003