415 W. Tom Landry St. Mission, TX 78572
Emergency Management Program
Appointed by the Mayor, the City’s Emergency Management Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining emergency management programs and the City’s Emergency Operations Plan to minimize injury and loss of life and property to the citizens of Mission as a result of man-made or natural disasters.
The EMC works on all aspects of emergency management programs including mitigation planning and preparedness. The EMC is a key figure during emergency operations activations that may include response, recovery and resources.
The EMC is responsible and requires professional development and training of staff on emergency management functions through the Texas Division of Emergency Management.
About the Ready Campaign
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.
Ready and its Spanish language version Listo ask individuals to do three key things: (1) build an emergency supply kit, (2) make a family emergency plan and (3) be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses.
- In 2004, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) launched Ready Business, an extension of the Ready campaign that focuses on business preparedness.Ready Business helps owners and managers of small- to medium-sized businesses prepare their employees, operations and assets in the event of an emergency. The campaign’s messages are being delivered through Ready Business section of this Web site, brochures, radio, print and internet PSAs and key partnerships.
- In 2006, FEMA launched Ready Kids, a tool to help parents and teachers educate children ages 8 – 12 about emergencies and how they can help get their family prepared. The program includes family-friendly Web pages and online materials developed by Sesame Workshop and Discovery Education.