Emergency Management

Function


Welcome to the City of Boerne Office of Emergency Management website.

Updated daily, this Web site gives you the tools to get informed, get prepared, and get involved.

An involved community is a well prepared community and your family's partnership with the City of Boerne is the foundation of our emergency management strategy.

City of Boerne Elected Officials, Staff, and Emergency Management Office hope you will visit our site often.

Responsibilities


The City of Boerne Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for coordinating the preparedness for any major emergency or disaster affecting the City of Boerne. More specifically, the OEM is responsible for:
  • Developing, revising and exercising Boerne's emergency plan and related plans in coordination with other City departments and allied agencies.
  • Managing the City's emergency operations center (EOC) to provide a coordinated response to disasters and other emergencies.
  • Planning, conducting and coordinating disaster preparedness exercises for City personnel and allied agencies.
  • Developing and maintaining mutual aid agreements with other municipalities and other governmental entities in the county and state.
  • Serving as the City's liaison to other agencies relative to emergency preparedness matters, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Texas Division of Emergency Management.
  • Coordinating the City's homeland security efforts with other public safety departments and allied agencies.

Partnerships & Communication


The Office of Emergency Management also works closely with the Boerne Police Department and Kendall County to ensure vital information is communicated to the public as quickly as possible. Emergency information is disseminated in a variety of ways including televised broadcasts on the local television stations, recorded messages using the i-Info Alamo Regional Communications, emergency press releases through the print and broadcast media and continuous postings on the City's website.

Dedication


The Office of Emergency Management is dedicated to upholding emergency management standards in the areas of preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery in order to save lives and protect property during a major emergency or disaster.