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Emergency Management

Who We Are

The City of Garland Office of Emergency Management plans and prepares for emergencies, conducts training and exercises to continually develop and sustain the city's response and recovery capabilities, educates the public about preparedness, coordinates emergency response and recovery and collects and disseminates emergency information.

Our Vision

To promote a safer, less vulnerable community with the capacity to cope with all hazards and disasters.

Our Principles

1.         Comprehensive – Create an environment that considers and takes into account all hazards, all phases, all stakeholders and all impacts relevant to disasters.

2.         Progressive – Develop an emergency management structure that anticipates future disasters and takes preventive and preparatory measures to build a disaster-resistant and disaster-resilient Garland.

3.         Risk-Driven – Use industry best practices to access risk and assign priorities and resources to relevant projects.

4.         Integrated – Ensure unity of effort among all City of Garland, Regional, State and National partners in an attempt to better serve our community.

5.         Collaborative – Create and sustain broad and sincere relationships within and throughout our community to encourage trust, advocate a team atmosphere, build consensus, and facilitate communication

6.         Coordinated – Communicate and synchronized the activities of all relevant stakeholders to achieve a robust and sustainable vision of emergency management.

7.         Flexible – Use Creative and innovative approaches in solving disaster challenges.

8.         Professional – Use a science and knowledge-based approach based on education, training, experience, ethical practice, public stewardship and continuous improvement.