Emergency Preparedness, Security and Employee Safety

Focuses on interagency communication, shared resources and consistency on emergency response and readiness; workforce planning and health and safety issues.

Activities of this Council:

• Provide emergency preparedness training courses, ie COOP and host interagency exercises
• Focal point for emergency notifications and assesses local situations in cooperation with Federal, State, and Local officials to make operating status recommendations
• Dissemination of information received from OPM/DC regarding threat information at the national level
• Activation of notification system – Communicator! NXT
• Relay Defense Support to Civil Authorities and problem resolution assistance to agencies through resource sharing and memorandums of agreements

Below are some links which provide important information about preparing for and responding to emergency situations.


Continuity Excellence Series (Professional & Master Continuity Practitioner programs, Levels I & II)  http://www.fema.gov/training

FEMA Continuity of Operations website   http://www.fema.gov/continuity-operations

FEMA Independent Study Courses   http://training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.aspx

Emergency Management

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)   http://www.fema.gov/

Texas Division of Emergency Management   http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/

City of Austin Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

San Antonio Office of Emergency Management Home    http://www.saoemprepare.com/

Chair: Ms. Jackie Duffner, U.S. Courts
Vice Chair: Ms. Janice Ayala, Immigration and Customs Enforcement