The Dallas Office of Emergency Management's (OEM) mission is to provide a resilient emergency management structure dedicated to public safety and welfare through preservation of life, health, property, and the environment.
OEM's vision is to establish and grow a community-centric approach to mitigation, preparedness, prevention, response, and recovery activities.
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:
By adopting an all hazards approach in planning, training, and exercising, the City of Dallas has a greatly enhanced ability to respond to and recover from disasters.
2. Enhance capabilities through planning, training, and exercising:
The City of Dallas OEM provides planning, training, and exercise assistance to city departments and stakeholders responsible for mitigation, prevention, response, and recovery activities.
3. Address sustainability consideration in all projects:
OEM factors sustainability in all programs and will ensure planning efforts can be maintained or upgraded as needed. Planning efforts also need to reflect changes in local, state, and federal requirements.
4. Utilize new technologies:
OEM utilizes existing technology to ensure emergency management initiatives are efficient and effective. As new technology becomes available, OEM will assess and incorporate it into the City of Dallas Emergency Management Strategy.