The Helotes Emergency Management Office (EMO) consists of a team that partner together to ensure the City is prepared for disaster situations. In Texas, mayors and county judges are responsible for emergency management within their local jurisdictions. The Helotes Mayor makes all executive decisions for the City. The Mayor has appointed the Fire Chief as Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) in partnership with the Helotes City Administrator. Together, this team works diligently to ensure the safety of our community.
During a disaster or emergency, the Helotes EMO works with local, state, and federal groups to mobilize any necessary resources, funding, or personnel needed to mitigate the situation. The City has pre-existing agreements with other first responders and emergency service providers to help the mobilization process take place as quickly as possible when it is necessary.
Preparedness is key when a disaster strikes. Similar to how citizens are asked to prepare before an emergency (such as registering for emergency notifications or preparing a disaster kit), the City has a detailed plan for managing emergencies. The plan outlines roles and responsibilities of each team member. The Helotes EMO team meets to review the plan, discuss emergency scenarios, and practice the plan in action. When disaster strikes, your Helotes EMO will be ready to respond.
12951 Bandera Road
Helotes, TX 78023