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
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
Community emergency response team (CERT) volunteers
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 click here to request a presentation.
There has been increased concern with bobcat sightings in Plano. We wanted to answer some of our most frequently asked questions we receive at Animal Services about these particular animals that call Plano home. Read on...
There has been increased concern with new bobcat and coyote sightings in Plano. We wanted to answer some of the most frequently asked questions we receive at Animal Services about these particular animals that call Plano home. Read on...