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    Emergency Management

    Emergency Management Tarrant County Texas

    The Tarrant County Office of Emergency Management (TCOEM) aims to help communities and jurisdictions with preparing for, mitigating against, responding to and recovering from natural and man-made disasters in Tarrant County. The TCOEM staff maintains regular contact with local municipalities, private agencies and the unincorporated areas of Tarrant County to coordinate planning efforts related to emergency management, coordination, collaboration and communication with stakeholders. Additionally, the TCOEM seeks out grant funds for Homeland Security and emergency planning programs and equipment for local government, police, fire, EMS, emergency management and all other agencies and organizations who are responsible for safety and support of the community.

    For more information contact:


    Office of Emergency Management
    Tarrant County Administrator’s Office
    Office of Emergency Management
    100 E Weatherford St, Ste 404
    Fort Worth, Texas 76196-0609

    David  McCurdy
    Emergency Management Coordinator
    Office: 817-884-1804

    William Wessel
    Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator
    Office: 817-884-2906


    Matt Honza
    Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator
    Office: 817-884-2850

    Active Disaster Declaration

    Governor Abbott has certified that severe weather, tornadoes, and flooding events beginning on May 4th, 2015 have caused a disaster in many Texas counties.  Disaster conditions persist in many parts of the state.  This declaration includes Tarrant County.

    Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley has declared a local state of disaster in Tarrant County.  This action has been taken to alleviate the suffering of people and to protect or rehabilitate property. 

    Disaster Unemployment Assistance

    Texas Workforce Commission.pdf

    The Texas Workforce Commission has opportunities in place for those who have lost work as a result of a disaster. 

    FEMA Disaster information DR-4223

    Additional details regarding the current severe weather declaration as well as assistance can be found on the FEMA website. 

    Small Business Administration                        

    The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

    The Four Phases of Emergency Management


    Preventing future emergencies or minimizing their effects

    • Includes any activities that prevent an emergency, reduce the chance of an emergency happening or reduce the damaging effects of unavoidable emergencies.
    • Buying flood and fire insurance for your home is a mitigation activity.
    • Mitigation activities take place before and after emergencies.


    Preparing to handle an emergency

    • Includes plans or preparations made to save lives and to help response and rescue operations.
    • Evacuation plans and stocking food and water are both examples of preparedness.
    • Preparedness activities take place before an emergency occurs.


    Responding safely to an emergency

    • Includes actions taken to save lives and prevent further property damage in an emergency situation. Response is putting your preparedness plans into action.
    • Seeking shelter from a tornado or turning off gas valves in an earthquake are both response activities.
    • Response activities take place during an emergency.


    Recovering from an emergency

    • Includes actions taken to return to a normal or an even safer situation following an emergency.
    • Recovery includes getting financial assistance to help pay for the repairs.
    • Recovery activities take place after an emergency.

    FEMA 2001


    Weather Hazard Information

    (enter your city and state in the "local forecast" box on the left side of the page and hit the "Go" button)

    Sign up for emergency alerts

    Accessibility Notice:
    Due to the complexity of source of the preceding documents, some of these documents are scanned images. If you require assistance in accessing the information, please contact 817-884-1804.