CITY OF HALTOM CITY  5024 Broadway Ave. Haltom City, Texas 76117 817-222-7700

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.

SBA Loans Available for Aug 22-25, 2022 Flooding

A disaster declaration for North Texas communities affected by the flooding on August 22-25, 2022 has been approved by the...

Mammogram & Prostate Screenings

Early detection saves lives! Moncrief Cancer Institute is providing free mammograms and blood tests to screen for prostate...

Health & Wellness Classes at the Senior Center

Haltom City Community Health along with Tarrant County Public Health will be hosting three Health & Wellness Classes a...

Health & Wellness Classes at the Library

Tarant County Public Health will be hosting three Health & Wellness Classes at the Haltom City Public Library. Registe...

SBA Loans Available for Aug 22-25, 2022 Flooding

A disaster declaration for North Texas communities affected by the flooding on August 22-25, 2022 has been approved by the Small Business Administration. Eligible businesses, nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters can apply for disaster loans.

It was announced on September 15, 2022 that a disaster declaration for North Texas communities affected by the flooding has been approved by the Small Business Administration. Eligible businesses, nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters can apply for disaster loans.

Loans Available to Applicants

Home Disaster Loans

  • Homeowners may apply for up to $200,000 to replace or repair their primary residence.
  • Renters and homeowners may borrow up to $40,000 to replace or repair personal property — such as clothing, furniture, cars and appliances — damaged or destroyed in a disaster.

Business Physical Disaster Loans

  • A business of any size or most private nonprofit organizations that are located in a declared disaster area and have incurred damage during the disaster, may apply for a loan to help replace damaged property or restore its pre-disaster condition.
  • Loans of up to $2 million to cover disaster losses not fully covered by insurance for qualified businesses or most private nonprofit organizations.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan

  • Small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, and most private nonprofit organizations that suffered substantial economic injury (unable to meet its obligations and to pay its ordinary and necessary operating expenses.)
  • Loans of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses that could have been met had the disaster not occurred. These loans provide the necessary working capital to help small businesses survive until normal operations resume after a disaster.

Health & Wellness Classes at the Library

Presented by Tarrant County Public Health

Tarant County Public Health will be hosting three Health & Wellness Classes at the Haltom City Public Library. Register online at the link provided below.

Healthy Sleep

Saturday, Oct 15, 2022
2:00 p.m.

This class provides tips of how to get restful sleep, why it is important, and ways poor sleep can impact our health and wellness.

Stress Awareness & Management for Physical Health

Saturday, Nov 12, 2022
2:00 p.m.

Have you ever asked yourself, how can I lessen my stress? This presentation increases awareness of the health benefits of physical activity as part of our daily lives in the management of stress.

Nutrition: Label Reading

Saturday, Dec 3, 2022
2:00 p.m.

Learn how to correctly read a food label and ways it can help with food choices, portion control, and chronic disease prevention or management.

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Everbridge Public Safety Notifications

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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.

MedStar Saver Membership

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 medstarsaver.org.

Warning, Notification & Engagement Resources

  • Outdoor Warning Test Procedure

    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.

  • Activation Criteria
    • The National Weather Service issues a Tornado Warning or Severe Thunderstorm Warning.
    • Trained spotters have reported a tornado in the jurisdiction, or in a neighboring jurisdiction that has the potential to impact Haltom City.
    • Sustained winds of 70mph or greater. (Wind speeds of 45mph may be more appropriate for areas or events where large numbers of people are outdoors)
    • Reported hail of 1.25' in diameter or greater. (1 inch may be more appropriate for areas or events where large numbers of people are outdoors)
    • Gas or hazardous materials leaks or spills or large fires that could affect residents.
    • Other emergency as directed by the community's elected officials.
  • What to Do When You Hear a Warning
    • When an Outdoor Warning System is activated, remain calm and seek shelter indoors. Then, tune into your NOAA All Hazards Radio or local television or radio for further instructions.
      • NOTE: In this area, WBAP Radio 820 AM is the designated Emergency Alert System (EAS) station. Most other radio and television stations will also broadcast information regarding emergencies.
    • Take whatever action is necessary to protect yourself and your family. Stay inside unless you receive information that contradicts staying inside.
    • Please do not call 911 unless you must report a life-threatening situation.
    • Keep blankets, water, non-perishable food, flashlight, personal hygiene items, necessary medications, pet food and medicine, portable radio, and spare batteries readily accessible.
    • Have your driver’s license, checkbook, cash, and credit cards with you.
    • Always keep at least a half tank of fuel in your vehicle.
    • Communications plan for you and your immediate and extended families.
    • If you have a cellular telephone, keep it charged and accessible for these emergencies.
  • Outdoor Warning System Test Procedure

    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.

  • Public Engagement
    Everbridge

    Stay informed and get the most up-to-date information and weather alerts through our Everbridge notification system.

    TWITTER

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  • "StormReady" Designation

    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.

  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

    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
Emergency Management Coordinator

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.

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What is my Family Emergency Communication Plan? You may not be together when disaster strikes, so it’s important to know how you’ll reconnect. Use this link to create your plan, which you can email as a PDF file once complete. ready.gov/plan-form #NationalPreparednessMonth

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MEDIA ADVISORY/NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release Sunday, September 18, 2022

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  • 5024 Broadway Ave.
  • Haltom City, Texas 76117
  • 817-222-7700