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Emergency Management

Emergency Management
Wes Suiter - Director
Wes Suiter - Director
Don Morris - EMC Coordinator
Don Morris - EMC Coordinator

Office Location

102 West Frank Avenue
Lufkin, Texas

Mailing Address

P. O. Box 908
Lufkin, Texas 75901

Phone 936-634-8731

Email emc@angelinacounty.net

9-1-1 Addressing Coordinator - Teah Bowling

P. O. Box 908
Lufkin, Texas 75902-0908

Phone 936-632-0609

Email tbowling@angelinacounty.net

 

 

 History

Emergency Management in Texas dates to 1951, with the passage of the Civil Protection Act by the Texas Legislature. The Texas Disaster Act of 1975 created the Governor's Division of Emergency Management (DEM). The Emergency Management of today is a multifaceted comprehensive program for dealing with all large scale emergencies and disasters. The Mayor of each incorporated municipality and the County Judge of each county is designated as the Emergency Management Director for each political subdivision. As the Governor's designated agents, the Mayor and County Judge may exercise the powers, on an appropriate local scale, granted the governor by the Texas Disaster Act of 1975. They may also designate a coordinator (EMC) to serve as an assistant. Political subdivisions may establish inter-jurisdictional agreements to manage and mutually benefit from local emergency management programs.

Mission

The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. The purpose of this plan is to provide for an effective emergency management operation in Angelina County and the cities thereof in case of a national emergency, war, natural disaster, man-made accidents, technological accidents, or other major incidents. This Emergency Management Plan defines who does what, when, where, and how, in order to: 

  • mitigate the effects of a hazard
  • prepare for measures to be taken which will minimize damage
  • respond during emergencies and provide whatever aid and assistance is necessary
  • establish a recovery system in order to return the community to its normal state of affair 

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