Pitt County Emergency Management consists of four divisions:
- 911 Communications
- Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
- Fire Marshal
- Local Emergency Planning
Pitt County Emergency Management maintains a computerized registry for people with special medical needs. Serving as the coordinating agency for emergency response in the event of a disaster, Emergency Management maintains plans for coping with emergencies such as tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and nuclear accidents. The department works closely with the County and municipal fire departments and rescue squads.
Emergency Management also enforces the Fire Prevention Code and conducts regular fire inspection programs of all businesses and places of assembly. Emergency Management staff members work closely with state and local law enforcement agencies to combat arson and unlawful burning. Emergency Management responds to all incidents involving hazardous materials. Information regarding fire, emergency medical safety, and natural disasters is available. Additionally, EM issues permits required for fireworks displays and permits required for the open burning of any vegetation.