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Overview of Emergency Preparedness Program Member Services

The Regional Emergency Preparedness Program is one of the largest and most effective programs of its kind in the United States. Bringing together urban, suburban, and rural jurisdictions, the program facilitates information sharing, collaboration, and cooperation between jurisdictions in a politically neutral and supportive environment. The resulting planning, projects and programs help build both local and regional capabilities, and enhance the protection of our North Central Texas populations and critical infrastructure. Program member services include but are not limited to:

  • Comprehensive Emergency Management Program Support
    • Assist in meeting state and federal requirements
    • Assist with grant writing and grant management for a wide variety of grants
      • Homeland Security, Assistance to Firefighters, Mitigation, others
        • Requirements, information bulletins, eligibility, deadlines, reviews
      • FEMA Technical Assistance facilitation
      • Foundation research tool (on-site, NCTCOG)
      • Grant training
    • Schedule, procure, and provide a variety training opportunities
    • Provide supplemental administrative support personnel for your emergency management efforts during major emergencies
    • Regional Hazard Assessment Tool (RHAT) access
      • Emergency management/mitigation planning tool to help identify hazards and assess risks and vulnerabilities.
  • Meetings, Workgroups, and Special Event Facilitation
    • Facilitate workshops to address member needs and concerns
      • Integrated Warning Team (IWT), mutual aid, recovery, requested topics
    • Provide online invitation & RSVP services
    • Provide rosters/contact data base assistance
    • Provide NCTCOG meeting room (space available) and support
    • Provide a variety of administrative support, information and resource facilitation services
    • Personnel and resource support for special events
  • Technology Support for Regional Emergency Management
    • GIS mapping, copies of maps, and lamination of maps
    • Implementing new efforts in GIS data layer collection (RHAT, other)
    • Webpage hosting for regional special projects
    • Listserv hosting and management
    • Provide contacts and distribution services through contacts resource management programs/software
  • Advocacy and liaison services when appropriate
  • 24 Hour electronic Point of Contact Directory (paper copy by request only)
  • Cooperative purchasing service
  • Exercise planning assistance, moulage assistance (as available, limits apply)
  • Membership website

Additional partnership opportunities may be available on a fee for service basis. Please contact us if we can assist you with other needs or if you have ideas for support functions not listed above.

The Department of Emergency Preparedness is constantly looking for innovative and economical ways to serve our members. If your jurisdiction is not currently a participant, we ask you to consider joining so that we may work together to keep our region strong and prepared.

For more information about the department or questions about membership benefits, please email Melanie Devine at or call 817.695.9138.






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