Emergency Management

The Southlake Office of Emergency Management (OEM) seeks to build, sustain, and improve the capability to prepare for, respond to, 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 we work to update our comprehensive emergency management plan by training and then exercising the plan in a continuous improvement cycle.
  • Partnerships: We work to develop 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: In order to deliver measurable world class service, the OEM is aligned to the rigorous standards in emergency management and has a 7-year strategic goal of becoming a fully accredited emergency management program in 2020.
  • 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.