Dedicated to establishing teams of local volunteer medical and public health professionals to contribute their skills and expertise throughout the year as well as during times of community need. Contact the Hays County Public Health Office.
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) coordinates the activities of volunteer, public and private agencies in all phases of emergency management (Preparedness, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation). The OEM develops plans and exercises and coordinates emergency management training for the City of San Marcos and allied agencies. The OEM obtains assistance and resources to accomplish their mission from federal, state, local and private agencies.
The Office is charged with assuring timely and adequate public warning of potential or imminent disaster events and providing disaster-related safety information to the public and media. The OEM is on call on a 24-hour, 7-days-a-week basis.
The OEM also assists City, State, and Federal officials and their respective constituents with disaster preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery programs. Because a close working relationship with elected officials is crucial to the success of our mission, the Agency serves as a repository of information concerning hazard identification and mitigation procedures.
OEM also provides the public and media organizations with accurate and timely information regarding emergency management programs and issues in the City of San Marcos.