• Office of Emergency Management
    1500 Marilla St.,
    L2AN
    Dallas, Texas 75201
    Phone: (214) 670-4275
    Fax: (214) 670-4677

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    UPDATES ON DOLPHIN ROAD SITUATION

    3:04 p.m. – Update: Press conference scheduled

    A press conference will be held in the lobby of Dallas City Hall (1500 Marilla) at 3:45 p.m. today to provide information on the situation involving the Dallas Fire-Rescue EMT paramedic who was shot.​


    UPDATE on DFR EMT Paramedic was shot: Our system is getting over loaded, this is the most recent update from the City of Dallas.

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    EMERGENCY ALERT: DFR EMT PARAMEDIC WAS SHOT

    There are several streets closed in the area of Dolphin and I-30. Please avoid the area as this remains an active scene.

    EMERGENCY PREPARATION SUPPLIES SALES TAX HOLIDAY​​​
    The State of Texas declared anyone can purchase certain emergency preparedness supplies anywhere supplies are sold tax free during the 2017 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax HolidayThis year's holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, and ends at midnight on Monday, April 24. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase, and you do not need to issue an exemption certificate to claim the exemption.
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    OEM Video Update 

    ​A brief update on our current situation.
     

    Public-Private Partnership Symposium - April 13th!


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    The 2017 Dallas Public-Private Partnership Symposium will be held at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre on Thursday, April 13th, 2017 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

    This event will showcase our Stop the Bleed Initiative and Tramedic Kits and will include a main program, two breakout sessions and a live demo.

    We are excited to have the City of Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax and Dr. Alex Eastman as well as additional speakers from public safety and the private sector.

    Parking Available in the Lexus Red Lot for $6​

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    Register NOW for this free event!


    Webinar Opportunity
    CERT Webinar: Building Partnerships to Strengthen Preparedness throughout Diverse Communities

    On Monday, February 27, FEMA's Individual and Community Preparedness Division invites you to a  Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) webinar to showcase preparedness partnership models between community based organizations, like CERT and emergency management agencies that serve diverse communities.

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    ​​Prepare Now! Severe Weather Season Approaches!​​

    ​Storms can happen at any time – as we saw this last weekend with the system that came through DFW. Your community groups, neighborhoods, and families need to be prepared NOW.
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    Winter Newsletter​​

    Each quarter, the Office of Emergency Management publishes​ a newsletter outlining our accomplishments from the previous months. We also highlight upcoming events and trainings to inform the City of what Emergency Management is and does – and how we help impact the community.

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    ​Texas weather can change in a flash. We can experience a winter chill with little warning. Being prepared for any emergency can make all the difference in getting through anything unexpected, like below freezing temperatures. Simple tips and supplies can keep everyone safe – whether you're at home or on the road.

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    ​Thanksgiving Safety

    Happy Thanksgiving. The temperatures are cooler. The holidays are here. Celebrations abound. When you're preparing all the food, fun, friends, and family, take care to protect what you're most thankful for. Follow some simple tips to keep you, your loved ones, and your home safe during the holidays.​

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    Halloween Safety​

    Halloween is a fun time for children of all ages. Between parties, costumes, trick-or-treating, safety is a big factor throughout the Halloween Season. By taking the time to follow some common tips, everyone can enjoy a safe and fun Halloween.​

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    ​​Stop. Think. Connect.

    October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. As we become more and more connected, not just through phones – 56% of American Adults have smart phones – but through all kinds of devices, we need to be more aware of security. We are surrounded by devices, appliances, and trackers that connect to the internet and each other via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Because these devices are more readily available, cyber security is more important than ever. What can you do to help keep you, your family, and your business safe? ​


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    Autumn signals a return to cooler temperatures, more time outdoors, and preparations. Now is the time to make sure homes and families are ready for the upcoming holidays and winter weather both indoors and out. Check out some tips and tricks for getting your home and family ready for anything.


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    Fall Newsletter​​

    Each quarter, the Office of Emergency Management publishes​ a newsletter outlining our accomplishments from the previous months. We also highlight upcoming events and trainings to inform the City of what Emergency Management is and does – and how we help impact the community.

    ​Protecting Against the Flu​

    Flu Season is upon us. The time to prevent catching and spreading the flu is now. The flu affects millions each year, reducing the spread reduces the risk. The flu affects millions of people each year. Thousands end up in the hospital with complications with some leading to death. By preventing the flu, you can save money and lives. Here are some ways to protect against the flu.​​​

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    ​​​September is National Preparedness Month

    ​Established in 2004 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Preparedness Month encourages everyone to prepare for all emergencies. Though many National Preparedness Month themes are geared toward individuals and families for dealing with disaster. The better prepared a family or community is, the better able they are to bounce back when the emergency is over.​​


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    ​Labor Day Safety

    Even though school's been in session for over a week now, Labor Day still marks the end of summer for most people. Labor Day weekend is often full of end of season road trips, cookouts, and swimming trips. If you're planning any of these things, keep some safety tips in mind.​


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    ​​The Texas Department of State Health Services​ (DSHS) has issued recommendations and a website with updated information on Zika Virus and how to protect yourself, your home, and your family.  According to DSHS, 14 Zika cases have been identified in Texas, all of which are directly or indirectly related to travel in areas where the virus is active and ongoing.​

    ​Dallas Police Donations & Updates
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    Dallas MetroCare Services is offering free services (both by appointment and walk-in) to anyone impacted by the recent events, and ADAPT has opened up their crisis hotline as well which has counselors on staff 24/7. Here's the info on those:

     

    Dallas MetroCare Services - (877) 283-2121

    ADAPT Crisis Line - 1 (866) 260-8000​


    If you wish to donate financially to the fallen officers please go to:  http://atodallas.org/​​


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    ​Summer Newsletter​


    Each quarter, the Office of Emergency Management publishes​ a newsletter outlining our accomplishments from the previous months. We also highlight upcoming events and trainings to inform the City of what Emergency Management is and does – and how we help impact the community.


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    ​Dallas OEM Receives National Accreditation

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    The City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has received national accreditation through the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP). This accreditation meets a strict standard for Emergency Management excellence.​


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    The National Weather Service is predicting more potential rain and storms this week. Flash flooding could happen at any time. River and lake levels will be high. ​​Make sure your kit is up-to-date and you know how to contact your family if you're separated. ​​

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    Did you now wet pavement contributes to over one million traffic accidents each year? Severe weather resulting in heavy rain and strong wind can happen any time and requires caution and attention. If you can't get off the road and wait out the storm in sturdy building, you can take steps to be safe while driving.

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    ​Warning and Alert Systems
    SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Texas Businesses and Residents Affected by the Severe Winter Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds and Flooding​​

    ​​​Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Texas businesses and residents affected by the severe winter storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred on Dec. 26, 2015 – Jan. 21, 2016, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced today. 


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    ​​​Spring Newsletter

    Each quarter, the Office of Emergency Management publishes​ a newsletter outlining our accomplishments from the previous months. We also highlight upcoming events and trainings to inform the City of what Emergency Management is and does – and how we help impact the community.


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    ​​​Watches vs. Warnings

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    Severe weather can happen year round, as we saw with the December 2015 tornadoes. When it does, or has the potential to, the National Weather Service issues alerts in the form of Watches and Warnings. But what do these terms mean, and what should you do when they are issued?​


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    Zika Virus Information​​​


    ​​The Texas Department of State Health Services​ (DSHS) has issued recommendations and a website with updated information on Zika Virus and how to protect yourself, your home, and your family.  According to DSHS, 14 Zika cases have been identified in Texas, all of which are directly or indirectly related to travel in areas where the virus is active and ongoing.


    Read more ​here.

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