Tennessee silver jackets

The Tennessee Silver Jackets Team vision is to establish and strengthen partnerships at the local, state, and federal level as a means for developing comprehensive and sustainable solutions to natural disasters.

Through an interagency team of local, state, and federal agencies, the Tennessee Silver Jackets team endeavors to establish a collaborative process to:

  • Increase and improve flood risk communication and outreach.
  • Facilitate strategic, integrated life-cycle mitigation actions to reduce the threat vulnerability and consequences of flooding in the state of Tennessee.
  • Create or supplement a mechanism to collaboratively solve issues and implement or recommend solutions.
  • Foster leveraging of available resources and information among agencies
  • Promote wise stewardship of the taxpayers' investments.
  • Develop a more comprehensive regional flood risk management strategy through participation in the Regional Interagency Flood Risk Management Team.
  • Integrate mitigation into recovery actions.
team activities

Seventeen Agencies Stand with Tennessee Silver Jackets

In early September 2015, the Tennessee Silver Jackets Team gathered to sign its team charter. While many Silver Jackets teams establish their charter with just a handful of federal and state agencies on board, Tennessee's charter included signatories from six federal agencies, five state agencies, and six local and regional governments. Congratulations to Tennessee; we look forward to seeing your partnerships continue and grow.

TN Post Disaster Guide

The Tennessee Post Disaster Guide will provide emergency management personnel, across the State of Tennessee, with a better understanding of available resources to aid in the recovery process, and will also help prepare counties and communities for future disaster events. In addition, the guide will reduce the need for coordination with the state, and allow entities at all levels of government to work more efficiently and focus their efforts where needed during an emergency. This guide provides information on disaster declarations, permitting requirements, assistance programs offered at the federal and state level, documenting an event and what type of information is needed, and more.

February 2, 2017 - TEMA East (Knoxville)

2017 National FRM Workshop - St. Louis, MO - http://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Stories/Article/1130922/tennessee-silver-jackets-team-focuses-on-flood-risk-management/

October 19, 2016 - TVA Chattanooga HQ - Tour Raccoon Mountain - http://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Stories/Article/982770/silver-jackets-team-tours-the-raccoon-mountain-pumped-storage-plant/

June 29, 2016 - National Weather Service (Old Hickory) - Tour TN Weather Forecast Center

March 30, 2016 - TEMA West (Jackson)

November 17, 2015 - TEMA (Nashville)

September 16, 2015 - Fleming Training Center, Murfreesboro, TN - Tour City of Murfreesboro Wastewater Treatment Plant

May 20, 2015 - TEMA (Nashville)

January 7, 2015 - TEMA (Nashville)

September 23, 2014 - Metro Nashville Office Building - TN Silver Jackets Charter Signing - http://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Stories/Article/500050/tennessee-formalizes-silver-jackets-program-with-charter-signing/

April 9, 2014 - Old Hickory Lock and Dam - Tour Old Hickory Lock, Dam and Powerplant - http://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Stories/Article/493648/local-state-federal-agencies-continue-building-tennessee-silver-jackets-partner/

January 9, 2014 - TEMA (Nashville) - Kickoff

for more information contact

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Nashville District, Email, 615-736-7308

participating agencies


  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • National Weather Service
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


  • City of Chattanooga
  • City of Clarksville
  • City of Cleveland
  • City of Knoxville
  • Metropolitan Nashville Metro Water Services
  • Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency
  • Shelby County
  • Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
  • Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
  • Tennessee Department of Transportation
  • Tennessee Emergency Management Agency
  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency