Emergency Management

The Plano area is potentially at risk from a variety of natural, man-made and technological hazards. Effective response and recovery from disaster requires a high degree of coordination among various resources. The City of Plano Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is responsible for the planning, coordination and preparedness of available resources for the alleviation of, response to and recovery from all-hazards involving storm or natural disasters, technological or man-made catastrophes and other emergencies. The major areas of focus include:

  • Emergency management planning and policy
  • Homeland Security and emergency management grant administration
  • Citywide emergency training and exercise program
  • Public preparedness and education
  • Enhancement of city response and recovery capabilities

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Coordination of Efforts
Coordinating activities are conducted with the following groups:

  • City of Plano Departments
  • North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)
  • Collin County Government   
  • Private and business organizations
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Community emergency response team (CERT) volunteers
  • Volunteer groups
  • Other local, state, and federal agencies
Group Presentations
The Department of Emergency Management gives public education presentations on disaster preparedness to civic organizations, schools, businesses and non-profits within the City of Plano. Please contact the Department to request a presentation.