Our mission is to support and promote statewide emergency preparedness, disaster response, and mutual assistance matters for public and private water and wastewater utilities.

The TnWARN Web site does this by providing its members with emergency planning, response and recovery information before, during and after an emergency. As the nationwide WARN system expands, it will become easier to provide mutual aid to other states as needed.

The core of the TnWARN Web site is its emergency equipment database that matches utility resources to a member's needs during an emergency. A member can locate emergency equipment (pumps, generators, chlorinators, evacuators, etc.) and trained personnel (eg. treatment plant operators) that they may need in an emergency.

The TnWARN program provides its member utilities with:

  • A standard omnibus mutual assistance agreement and process for sharing emergency resources among members statewide.
  • The resources to respond and recover more quickly from a disaster.
  • A mutual assistance program consistent with other statewide mutual aid programs.
  • A forum for developing and maintaining emergency contacts and relationships.
  • New ideas from lessons learned in disasters.

Any public or private utility in the State Of Tennessee can become a member of TnWARN by simply enrolling using the online application under the Membership Application page of this site. To be eligible to receive assistance your utility must sign the Mutual Aid Agreement. This agreement may be found on the Mutual Aid Agreement page.

There are two sides to this Web site. The public side is open to anyone to view. This side gives you basic information about TnWARN and how to join. Click TnWARN's Brochure to get more information about members and benefits using TnWARN.

The second side, the resource database, is only open to members who have signed the agreement, and it is free!

Please take a moment to explore our web site!

Have a Question about TnWARN? Email us: TNWARN@tnwarn.org

FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE please contact your local emergency management office
or call 24-hour Tennessee Emergency Management Agency(TEMA) number at 1-800-262-3300