The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the City's emergency management plan and functions including emergency planning, mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery, and volunteer coordination. Additionally, the office is responsible for coordinating emergency management and operational activities with other departments, outside agencies, and organizations while ensuring the City is adequately prepared to respond to and manage man-made and natural disasters.
The Office of Emergency Management is also responsible for managing the Outdoor Warning System, the National Incident Management System training program, exercise development, emergency preparedness public education, and the Office’s social media pages.
Did your home or business sustain damage during the severe weather?
By filling out the survey (linked below) and including photos, you'll help inform officials of the extent of damage, and help determine Texas' eligibility for disaster assistance. This is not a substitute for reporting damage to your insurance agency and does not guarantee disaster relief assistance.
Haltom City is now part of the Everbridge public safety communications platform. We have launched an upgraded public notification service that allows us to provide community alerts in a more efficient manner. This program also gives us the ability to maximize our reach when immediate notifications are necessary in "imminent threat to life" situations.
If you already receive NIXLE alerts your data will transfer over, but you are encouraged to create a new account and add your contact and location information and subscribe. You can stop receiving notifications at any time by removing your contact information from your profile.
Haltom City is now part of the Everbridge communications platform.
Haltom City Office of Emergency Management manages the Outdoor Warning System
Medstar Saver membership is available to anyone who lives or works in the MedStar service area.
Medstar Saver membership is available to anyone who lives or works in the MedStar service area. For $69/year (with insurance) your entire household will be provided with unlimited emergency transports for the full year of your active membership. The membership covers anyone who permanently resides in your household and who is included in your annual application. The annual rate for those without insurance is $110.
More information, along with an application, can be found at here.
The system in Haltom City is a network of five outdoor warning sirens placed on poles fifty feet from the ground surface. These warning sirens are placed in strategically located areas throughout the city.
The Outdoor Warning System (OWS) known by many as “tornado sirens” or just “sirens”. However, it is important to understand that the OWS is designed for all hazards. As the name implies, the system is designed for people that are outdoors. Those that are indoors may not be able to hear the OWS for various reason (radio or television is on, vacuum cleaner going, etc.). The OWS should only be used as a supplemental warning tool for individuals. OWS can be used to alert residents of tornadoes, hail, hazardous material incidents, civil emergencies, and any other impending hazard that could adversely affect the lives and property in the general vicinity.
The outdoor warning system is tested at 1:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. The sirens will not be tested if inclement weather is forecast or is in the immediate area.
Stay informed and get the most up-to-date information and weather alerts through our Everbridge notification system.
On April 1st, 2010, Mark Fox, of the National Weather Service, presented Haltom City Emergency Management with the StormReady Community Designation.
There are three steps to becoming StormReady: written application, verification visit(s), and local board action. Applicants with jurisdiction over a community and unincorporated areas of the surrounding county need only submit one application with the combined populations. The application requests a basic accounting of emergency technology and a brief narrative describing preparedness and planning activities. The narrative aids in assessing such things as the hazardous weather plan, exercises, and public safety programs.
StormReady communities 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.
This program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search, rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. The Haltom City CERT members are a group of volunteers trained under FEMA guidelines to assist Fire Department, Police Department and other various City departments in emergencies and disasters. They also assist the City in various capacities at City events.
Emergency Management Coordinator Bryce Davis has been with Haltom City since March 2020. Bryce served as an Emergency Management Officer with the Fort Worth Fire Department from February 2016 – March 2020. During his tenure with Haltom City, he has been tasked with leading the initial and ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the response and recovery efforts for Winter Storm Uri in February 2021. Additionally, his roles include public safety exercise development and planning response and recovery operations for incidents ranging from severe weather to active threats. Bryce has developed and implemented a comprehensive public preparedness plan designed at ensuring the residents of Haltom City are better prepared for disasters of any type or complexity.
Bryce previously served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps from 2003-2011, which included two deployments to Iraq. He has been in the Selected Marine Corps Reserves since 2011, where he currently serves as a Company First Sergeant. Bryce was awarded the Certified Emergency Manager designation in 2021, the highest honor of professional achievement available from the International Association of Emergency Managers. Bryce has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Columbia College and a Master of Arts in Emergency Management from Georgetown University.