Jerry Bullard, Director
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What is Emergency Management?
These Principles of Emergency Management were adopted in 2007 by a
work group of emergency managers and educators chartered by the
FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI). For more information
on education and research in emergency management, visit EMI's Higher
Definition, Vision, Mission and Principles
Emergency management is the managerial function charged with creating
the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards
and cope with disasters.
Emergency management seeks to promote safer, less vulnerable communities
with the capacity to cope with hazards and disasters.
Emergency management protects communities by coordinating and integrating
all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability
to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from
threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man made
- The mayor of each incorporated municipality and the county
judge of each county is designated as the Emergency Management
Director for each such political subdivision.
- As the governor’s designated agents, the mayor and county
judge may exercise the powers, on an appropriate local
scale, granted the governor by the Texas Disaster Act of
- The mayor and county judge may designate an Emergency
Management Coordinator (EMC) to serve as an assistant to
the presiding officer of the political subdivision for emergency
Reeves County Emergency Management collects the Tier II Chemical Inventory Reports.You may submit a TCEQ Tier II report electronically here.