The City of Georgetown’s Office of Emergency Management provides information and resources for a better prepared community.
In addition to city and county resources, this web page provides links and information for resources including the Emergency Notification System (ENS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin, and other helpful sites in preparation of or recovery from disasters.
Texas is prone to many natural hazards that threaten the state and our region,
such as wildfires – tornadoes – floods – hurricanes – hazardous chemical incidents.
It is everyone’s responsibility to be prepared for emergencies, particularly for natural disasters.
Residents of Georgetown can now sign up for a new safety initiative, Smart911, which is available to all individuals. Smart911 is a free service that allows individuals and families to sign up online and provide key information to 9-1-1 centers. This information enables faster and more effective emergency response by law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services. With Smart911, citizens can link both home and work addresses to mobile phones, which can be passed on to responders in the field for more a detailed, rapid response. Additional information including pets in the home, vehicle details in the event of an accident, and even emergency contacts can all be included in a Safety Profile. All information is optional and the citizen has the ability to choose what details they would like to include
In January, the City of Georgetown is making a new life-saving smartphone app available in the market place. The app, called PulsePoint, is integrated in the county’s 911 system and alerts CPR-trained bystanders in the immediate vicinity of a cardiac emergency, so they can get to the scene and start CPR in the critical minutes before EMS teams arrive.Through the use of location-aware mobile devices, PulsePoint is building applications that work with local public safety agencies to improve communications with citizens, empowering them to help reduce the millions of annual deaths from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Deployment of the PulsePoint app can significantly strengthen the “chain of survival” by improving bystander response to cardiac arrest victims and increasing the chance that lifesaving steps will be taken prior to the arrival of emergency medical services (EMS).
Turn around. Don’t Drown.
During severe weather, roads may become dangerous before the information is posted on this page. Always use caution when traveling in severe weather. When you come to a flooded road, do not attempt to cross it!
Seasonal Safety and Awareness Programs
SKYWARNTM Spotter Training
Skywarn Severe Weather Training The Austin-San Antonio National Weather Service (NWS) Office provides severe weather training throughout the year. After training is complete, you will be an official weather spotter for NWS.
Surviving Disasters: How Texans Prepare video- see stories of survival. Learn how to prepare yourself and your community as it could save your life. http://texasprepares.org/