Announcements

April 30 is the National America Preparathon

- Thursday, April 23, 2015

America’s PrepareAthon! is a grassroots campaign for action to increase community preparedness and resilience. Join others around the country to practice your preparedness! Visit the website to learn what to do for each type of hazard.

Flash flooding is a threat year-round. To learn flash flood safety tips, click here.


National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day May 2

- Thursday, April 23, 2015

May 2 is National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, but the fire season is now a year-round reality in many areas, requiring firefighters and residents to be on heightened alert for the threat of wildfire throughout the year.

Each year, wildfires consume hundreds of homes in the Wildland/Urban Interface, or WUI. Studies show that as many as 80 percent of the homes lost to wildfires could have been saved if their owners had only followed a few simple fire safe practices. In addition, wildfire-related deaths occur because people wait until it is too late to leave their home.

Williamson County and the Emergency Service providers therein take every precaution to help protect you and your property from wildfire. However, the reality is that in a major wildfire, there will simply not be enough fire engines or firefighters to defend every home.

Successfully preparing for a wildfire requires you to take personal responsibility for protecting yourself, your family and your property. Watch the video from the International Fire Chiefs Association (IFCA) or review the attached publication by the Texas Forest Service, in association with the IFCA.  Both provide residents with the tips and tools they need to be prepared and successful in the event of a wildfire.

 


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Emergency Management

Logo for Emergency Management

 

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) assists Williamson County in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disasters.  The OEM works year-round with City Departments, regional emergency management and public safety officials, and elected officials to develop a plan to lessen the impact of disasters on County residents. OEM Staff comes from various backgrounds and specializations, and work together in the four areas of emergency management: preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.

During a disaster, please stay tuned to local radio or television stations for up to date information regarding appropriate safety measures. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to learn about preparedness
and what the OEM is doing.




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TIER II Reporting

Electronic Submission (preferred)
lepc@wilco.org

or

Mail to:    
Williamson County OEM
PO Box 2659
Georgetown, TX 78627
Attn: Jarred Thomas

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Office of Emergency Management


Physical Address
911 Tracy Chambers Lane
Georgetown, TX 78626


Mailling Address
PO Box 2659
Georgetown, TX 78627

Jarred Thomas, CEM, TEM
Emergency Management Coordinator
Phone: 512-864-8200
jthomas@wilco.org

Michael Turek
Emergency Management Deputy Coordinator                                                                                                                                                Phone: 512-864-8200
mturek@wilco.org   

 

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Wilco Mitigation Plan

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Williamson County Courthouse
710 Main Street Georgetown, TX 78626
Main Telephone: (512)943-1100
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