Response is Teamwork
The Emergency Management Office works closely with City Departments including: Public Works, Police, Fire, Health District and Public Information Office to address the needs and safety of the citizens.
Additional Team Members
The office also enjoys very close relationships with Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita County, Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES), Salvation Army, American Red Cross, United Way of North Texas, North Texas Council of Governments (NORTEX), Food Bank and many other organizations at the City, County, State and Federal level.
Goals and Purpose
The goal of the Emergency Management Office is to work proactively to ensure the safety and preparedness of area citizen as well as:
•Ensure hazards that threaten Wichita Falls are clearly identified.
•Improve upon local emergency related skills of local personnel.
•Conduct exercises to test training and validate plans.
•Increase public awareness of hazards and appropriate mitigation actions.
•Identify and implement vulnerability and risk reduction measures.