Hill County established the Hill County Office of Emergency Management as a mechanism to emphasize teamwork between fire service, law enforcement, emergency medical services, faith-based organizations, and volunteers from across the community. These stakeholders regularly participate in training and exercises to evaluate response times, efficiency, and effectiveness in the event that a disaster or catastrophic incident were to occur.
Hill County and the cities within face a number of threats and hazards to life and property. From floods to wildfires, from tornadoes to acts of crime, our stakeholders consistently focus on the mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities necessary to adapt to hazards of any type.
Our emergency management partners, including the Hill County Sheriff’s Office, local volunteer and paid fire departments, local police departments, area hospitals, emergency medical services, and disaster volunteers, along with regional partners from surrounding jurisdictions, work together on a day-to-day basis to ensure the safety and well-being of the members of our communities and those who visit our beautiful county.
The mission of the Hill County Office of Emergency Management is to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recovery from the unexpected while partnering with other city departments, Hill County officials, volunteer organizations, faith-based communities, nongovernmental entities, and the private sector to coordinate activities.