• Departments
  • Commissioners Court
  • Elected Officials
  • Courts
  • Justice of the Peace Courts
  • Constables
  • Employment Doing Business Our Community How Do i...
  • Apply For
  • Search For
  • Access
  • Pay
  • Register For
  • View
  • OpenBooks

    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 human-caused 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

    Esmeralda Sanchez
    Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator
    Office: 817-884-2850


    Hazard Mitigation Action Plan
    (this document is very large and takes time to load)

    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

    National Weather Service, U.S. Department of Commerce NOAA
    200 130

    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)

    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.

    This page was last modified on October 25, 2022


    County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111

    Tarrant County provides the information contained in this web site as a public service. Every effort is made to ensure that information provided is correct. However, in any case where legal reliance on information contained in these pages is required, the official records of Tarrant County should be consulted. Tarrant County is not responsible for the content of, nor endorses any site which has a link from the Tarrant County web site.

    This site is best experienced with supported browsers: Internet Explorer 9 and above, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari. If you use an older or unsupported browser, you might notice that some features do not function properly. Click the browser name above to learn more about the recommended browsers.

    County Seal

    100 E. Weatherford, Fort Worth, Texas 76196