What We Do

Our Mission is to reduce the loss of life and property and to protect our critical infrastructure from all types of hazards through a comprehensive, risk-based, emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

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Develop and implement comprehensive disaster planning, mitigation, and response activities within the County.

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Develop and maintain emergency plans for all types of natural and man-made hazards.

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Provide the analysis and recommendations necessary to make decisions that will effectively save lives and protect property in emergencies.

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Work with professional and volunteer agencies by facilitating planning and training to meet the needs of our communities.

JOB LISTING


Moore County Assistant Emergency Manager Coordinator

Assist the EMC in his/her duties, and fill in for the EMC in their absence by performing the following duties: Serve as staff adviser to the Mayor/County Judge, and other city and county administrators on emergency matters. Coordinates the planning and general preparedness activities of the local government entities, including the City of Dumas, City of Cactus, City of Sunray and the unincorporated areas of Moore County. Analyzes the emergency skills needed by the city/county forces and arranges the training necessary to provide those skills. Prepares and maintains a resource inventory, ensures the operational capability of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), responsible for the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activation during emergencies. Keeps the governing body appraised of the city/county preparedness status and anticipated needs, serves as day-to-day liaison between the city/county and state emergency management organizations. Maintains liaison with organized emergency volunteer groups and private agencies. Initiates and monitors the increased readiness actions among the city/county services when a disaster threatens according to Section VII of the Moore County Emergency Emergency Plan. Prepares and maintains many portions of the emergency plan and supporting Standing Operating procedures. Coordinate the Community Service in Lieu of Jail Time Program for the County. Input all new Community Service people in the Computer and track and record the time worked. At times supervise the Community Service workers while they perform community service. Work with other government and non profit agency's on scheduling workers. Supervise the community Service workers during the lunch hour. Coordinate the SCRAM program and report back to the courts the results obtained from the SCRAM, GPS and Remote Breath devices. This Position requires extensive computer knowledge in Microsoft Office and Outlook. You must be able to work weekends, holidays, nights and be on call. Also must be able to work outside in all weather conditions.

County offers:

  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Health Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Salary is based off qualifications and experience
Applications may be pick up at the County Judges Office 715 S. Dumas Ave Room 202.

Tornado Siren Testing

Siren Testing is in each city the 3rd Friday every month at 11A.M. weather permitting.

Services

What it means to be part of weather ready?

Being part of a Weather-Ready Nation is about preparing for your community's increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events. Americans live in the most severe weather-prone country on Earth. You can make sure your community is StormReady®. Some 98 percent of all presidentially declared disasters are weather related, leading to around 500 deaths per year and nearly $15 billion in damage. The StormReady program helps arm America's communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property--before, during and after the event. StormReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs.

StormReady communities, counties, Indian tribal governments, universities and colleges, military bases, government sites, commercial enterprises and other groups are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness. No community is storm proof, but StormReady can help communities save lives. StormReady uses a grassroots approach to help communities respond to extreme weather—from tornadoes to hurricanes. StormReady helps communities respond to hazardous weather by providing emergency managers with clear-cut guidelines on how to improve their hazardous weather operations. Applying is easy. To be officially StormReady, a community must:

  • Establish a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center.
  • Have more than one way to receive sever weather warnings and forecasts and to alert the public.
  • Create a system that monitors weather conditions locally.
  • Develop a formal hazadous weather plan, which includes training severe weather spotters and holding emergency exercises.

Disaster Preparedness

Get emergency prepared. Survival necessaties and informational links.

Get pet prepared. Any pet lover should know what to do in case of a pet emergency.

Tornado preparedness documentation, to help you know what to do during a tornado.

More Information

Panhandle Area Information

As a resident of the Texas Panhandle there are many actions that you can take to prepare you and your family for emergencies and disasters. One of the first and easiest steps to take is to connect with the communities where you live, work, have family, friends or own property.

To help you get connected whatever your needs, the 26 counties and 65 municipalities across the Panhandle have worked together to create a one-stop-shop for any resident to sign up. In addition, this notification has partnered with the National Weather Service in Amarillo and Lubbock to relay critical alerts from the counties you have signed up for.

Once you have registered on the Resolve to Be Ready Mass Notification Registry – take a moment to download the Full Connect app from your App Store or Google Play. This app will allow you to receive your emergency and weather notifications in one location.

BE INFORMED - BE PREPARED
Below is a list of helpful links.



Meet our team

member

Tommy Brooks

Coordinator

Forms

Please download and print the forms. Once the forms are filled out please email them to one of
the email addresses below or fax them to the fax number in the contact section.

The purpose of this registry is to identify individuals with physical, mental, cognitive or sensory disabilities in an effort to better plan for resource allocation to meet their needs during a disaster. All information remains in a secure database. DOWNLOAD PDF

The purpose of this registry is to identify shelters in a disaster area that allows us to provide search and rescue resources where your storm shelter is located. All information remains in a secure database. DOWNLOAD PDF

Information for the Volunteer application can be found in the paragraph below. Please follow the guidelines before filling out application. DOWNLOAD PDF

Volunteer Information
The Emergency Management Volunteer Program is designed to utilize volunteers to assist agencies in Moore County, Dumas, Sunray and Cactus. Volunteers will assist in helping law enforcement return to normal duties. They will assist in traffic control, evidence finding, and damage assessments during a disaster, storm spotting and other emergency type situations.

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a resident of Moore County, Texas
  • Never been convicted as a Sex Offender as defined by the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Art. 62.01
  • Not under Indictment for any criminal offense
  • Person(s) with criminal histories other than those identified in Art. 62.01 CCP will be considered by the Advisory Committee on a case by case basis.

When damage occurs from an event such as a tornado or severe weather outbreak, information is gathered by Emergency Management from a variety of sources to determine the magnitude of damage. This includes information from local governments, county departments and agencies, public safety entities and telephone reports that are made directly to Emergency Management. This web based damage reporting page is another mechanism for the public to report damage within Moore County 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

While this page is primarily geared towards assessing damage to structures, other damage information can be submitted by responding to the appropriate questions.

Please fill out the Damage Report Form as completely as possible. This will help Moore County staff determine eligibility for the county to receive state and federal assistance and to assess citizen needs.


Contact

  • Address: 715 S. Dumas Ave Room 202
    Business Number: (806) 934-9520
    Emergency Number: (806) 935-2151
    FAX: (806) 935-0730
    Email Contacts:
    tbrooks@moore-tx.com & tim.nicholson@moore-tx.com






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