The Hood County Office of Emergency Management will ensure, through coordination with County, City, and Local shareholders that the county is prepared to respond to, and recover from, all natural and man-made emergencies. This office will provide the leadership and support to reduce the loss of life and property through an all-hazards emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery throughout Hood County.
The emergency management office’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Assessing risks
- Assisting local officials, departments, and agencies in coordinating mutual aid to surrounding counties and, when needed, the state
- Coordinating responses within Hood County
- Locating funding opportunities through local, state, and federal governments
- Providing support and training to many of the volunteer organizations that help make the Hood County Emergency Plan effective
The emergency management office is also responsible for mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery during an emergency. This is done through a comprehensive review of an all-hazard mitigation plan. Additionally, staff work to provide training opportunities to the citizens of Hood County.
Hood County Emergency Preparedness Guide
Emergency Management has developed a guide that provides some helpful tips and recommendations on how to prepare for common situations that occur in Texas. View the Emergency Preparedness Guide.
Special Needs Assistance Plan
In any emergency, good information is crucial. Several agencies throughout north Texas are working to build a database of residents with special needs to ensure assistance is available when disasters strike.