|Emergency Management Program Description
The city of Port Arthur office of Emergency Management responsibilities are shared within both the Police and Fire Departments whereas the Deputy Chief of Police in the Administration Division is designated the Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) and the Deputy EMC is a Captain within the Fire Department. The aforesaid designation capitalizes on the extensive, in-depth knowledge of all disaster preparedness and response capabilities in both the Police and Fire departments respectively.
The office of Emergency Management coordinates all city-wide planning, preparation, mitigation, and response for any major incidents, disasters, and Homeland Security issues. It also manages emergency planning documents and annexes for currency and National Incident Management System compliance. This office is also an active member of the Jefferson County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), a Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) mandated hazard planning, community education, and information committee.
This office also coordinates all emergency preparedness and response training and continuing education for all natural (hurricane, weather related) and man-made (hazardous material, explosions) disasters. The described training and continuing education is for both city first responders and our citizenry.
This office maintains a prominent role within the following local, state and federal Homeland Security initiatives: U.S. Coast Guard Area Maritime Security Council, Southeast Texas Waterway Advisory Council, U.S. Attorney’s Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council, the Sabine Neches Chiefs Association, and the Texas Emergency Management Executive Committee.
Major Goals and Objectives