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

As a result of Governor Abbott’s March 3, 2021 Executive Order ending the statewide mask mandate effective March 10, Haltom City employees and visitors to City facilities are not required to wear masks. We do encourage the wearing of masks by employees and citizens, and the City will continue practices such as social distancing and regular disinfecting of City facilities.

For a full list of operational changes affected by COVID-19 see:

Fire/Rescue Department

Office of Emergency Management

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. OEM 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.


  • 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
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  • "StormReady" Designation

    On April 1st, 2010, Mark Fox, of the National Weather Service, presented then Haltom City Emergency Management Coordinator Perry Bynum and then Mayor Bill Langford with the StormReady Community Designation. Haltom City is one of 67 communities in Texas that have received the StormReady 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.

    After reviewing the application, the StormReady Chairperson will assign a team to visit the applicant and formally discuss the application. 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.

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