At the federal level, emergency management is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the direction of the President of the United States. At the city level, the Mayor serves as an Emergency Management Director.
In 2020, the National Capital Poison Center managed 8% of the human poison exposures reported to U.S. poison centers. Seventy-six percent of the Center's caseload consists of cases managed online from all over the U.S. and beyond.
Carthage operates 9 outdoor warning sirens that sound during severe weather events, including large hail, heavy winds, and tornado warnings. Though the sirens are placed strategically throughout the city, they are designed to warn people who are outdoors. People who are inside may not hear them, like air conditioning, thunder, wind, rain, and other conditions can drown out the sound.