The Southlake Office of Emergency Management (OEM) seeks to build, and sustain the capabilities necessary to prepare, respond, and recover from hazards and disasters that may affect our community. Major areas of focus include:
Planning, Training, Exercises: To ensure that we are ready for a disaster, the City of Southlake works to update our comprehensive emergency management plan by training and exercising in a continuous improvement cycle.
Partnerships: We work to develop regional partnerships that are critical to responding effectively during a hazard or disaster. We accomplish this through community outreach and partnering with our stakeholders to deliver training and education to the community.
Accreditation: The OEM is aligned to rigorous standards in emergency management and has a seven-year strategic goal of becoming a fully accredited emergency management program in 2020. Currently only seven cities in the United States are fully accredited through EMAP.
Financial Sustainability: The OEM has been awarded several state and federal grants and will continue to pursue these opportunities in order to acquire additional resources for the City of Southlake.