About the Office
Emergency management is the managerial function that creates the framework (County Emergency Plan) with which the County, including city governments and communities within the County, use to reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters.
During the county's declaration of emergency disaster, the County Judge is the director of Emergency Management and he has the Emergency Management Coordinator coordinating with local governments, law enforcements, and emergency services.
Emergency management seeks to promote a safer, less vulnerable County, and communities within the County, that have the capacity and capability to cope with hazards and disasters.
Emergency management protects the County, and communities within the County, by coordinating and insuring the unity that is necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters.