Provide a resilient emergency management structure dedicated to the safety and welfare of the public through the preservation of life, health, property, and the environment.
To establish a community-centric approach to preparedness, prevention, response, recovery, and mitigation activities, while utilizing urgency and innovation to enhance the emergency management program.
The Dallas Office of Emergency Management (OEM) works before, during, and after emergencies to minimize impacts on the community. We operate in conjunction with other government agencies, the private sector, and community stakeholders to advocate for preparedness, prevention, response, recovery, and mitigation.
OEM's main objective is to build a resilient community that withstands all hazards, adapts quickly to disruptions, and rapidly resumes day-to-day activities.
The City of Dallas's Emergency Management Focus
1. Develop an all hazards approach for preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation:
Adopting the all hazard approach in our training, planning, and exercising will greatly enhance the City of Dallas's ability to respond and recover from a disaster event.
2. Enhance capabilities through planning, training, and exercising:
The City of Dallas OEM will provide planning, training, and exercise assistance to city departments and stakeholders responsible for prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery.
3. Address sustainability consideration in all projects:
During all planning efforts sustainability of the program must be taken into consideration. The factoring in of sustainability will ensure that planning efforts can be maintained or upgraded as necessary. Planning efforts will need to reflect changes with local, state, and nation requirements pertaining to standards and fiscal constraints.
4. Utilize new technologies:
As new technology becomes available, they will be assessed and incorporated into the City of Dallas emergency management strategy. OEM will utilize existing technologies to ensure the emergency management initiatives are efficient and effective.