The Cleburne Fire Department's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is charged with coordinating the city's Emergency Management program. Activities include developing emergency plans, operating warning systems, offering disaster preparedness training, conducting drills, and exercises, and managing the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) and public education programs. The program operates through the four emergency management phases: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
The Texas Disaster Act of 1975 designates the mayor as the director of the local emergency management program. The mayor has designated the Fire Service, Emergency Management Chief, Scott Lail, as the Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) to manage the day-to-day operations of the program.
The city operates an EOC in the basement of City Hall at 10 North Robinson Street in response to an emergency or local disaster. The EOC is activated by designated personnel from city departments such as; Police, Fire, Administration, Community Services, and Public Works. The EOC is activated to monitor severe weather and coordinate with the local Storm Spotters and the National Weather Service.
For more information, please contact Scott Lail at 817-645-0964.