Emergency Management—Mission & Program Vision
The Hays County Office of Emergency Management (HCOEM) serves the citizens of Hays County by directing and coordinating emergency management and homeland security programs to prevent/mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters.
The Hays County Office of Emergency Management shall continue to develop and maintain a leading edge, all-hazards emergency management and homeland security program that encompasses all organizations in the public and private sectors. This will include citizens; government agencies at the city, county, regional, state, and federal levels; school boards; businesses (small and corporate), faith-based; and volunteer agencies. The program will coordinate the comprehensive community planning, training, and exercises needed to ensure maximum efficiency and benefit from hazard prevention / mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery in order to protect lives and property in Hays County. The program will be professional, responsive, and shall strive to address all the needs of the citizens of Hays County.