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Q - Who is in charge of Emergency
Management or home land security in case of evacuations, etc.
A. In the State of Texas the Mayor of a City is the person responsible
in case of an emergency. As in most cities, the Mayor designates
a professional staff person to coordinate Emergency Management.
In Terrell, the Fire Chief is currently in charge of Emergency
Management. Under the City's Emergency Management Plan, Annex
E addresses evacuation issues. This Annex is the responsibility
of the Police Department.
In facilities such as a hospital, where patients are dependent
on caregivers, the hospital is responsible for patient transportation
and for arranging for a receiving facility.
If a disaster strikes with limited or no warning, and there
are injuries within the facility, then the patients would be
transported, as recommended by the Medical personnel responding
to the incident, to an appropriate facility to treat the injuries.
If you do not have this information from our emergency management
plan, you can contact Chief Jim Harper at City Hall (972-551-6600).
He can provide this and any other information that will assist
you in your emergency planning.
Thank you for your question.
Hal Richards, Mayor