The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) was established in January of 2002 by the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The Organization was started mainly to coordinate the use of all available resources (local, regional and international) and to safeguard all the people in SVG of which they are fully able to mitigate against disasters, prepare for disasters, respond to disasters and recover from the impact of the disasters in the shortest possible time.

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) still maintains its loyalty to the Vincentian public in informing, warning, coordinating and providing the necessary information and resources to meet emergency needs. The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) is the secretariat of the organisation