Community Lee County sends teams to Baldwin County to assist in recovery efforts By opelikaobserver - September 29, 2020 0 456 FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsApp This 13-member team deployed as a request from Baldwin County EMA to Lee County EMA for Mutual Aid assistance. Members of the Auburn Fire Department, Opelika Fire Department and Lee County EMA make up this team. “We are honored to be able to assist Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency. Baldwin County EMA assisted Lee County during the response and recovery of the 3/3/2019 tornadoes and this is our opportunity to return the assistance,” said Lee County EMA Director Rita Smith. Photos courtesy of Lee County Emergency Management Agency A second team from the Lee County Sheriff’s office and the Auburn Police Department also deployed to Baldwin Co. to provide security and traffic control in the affected areas.