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State and Federal Agencies
Though Emergency Management focuses on local jurisdictions, we also rely on state and federal partners in all phases of emergency management.
Texas Division of Emergency Management
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) coordinates the state emergency management program, which is intended to ensure the state and its local governments respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters, and implement plans and programs to help prevent or lessen the impact of emergencies and disasters.
When disaster hits, Texans need to be ready. Use the Texas Prepares online resources to build your plan – including family strategies, handy checklists, and special needs considerations for people with disabilities, the elderly and pets. This website is a product of the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Our duties are wide-ranging, but our goal is clear – keeping America safe.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
Ready.gov launched in February 2003, Ready is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC collaborates to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health–through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.
Emergency Plan Checklist
Sit down together and decide how you will get in contact with each other, where you will go, and what you will do in an emergency.