Texas Emergency Management ONLINE 2015 Vol. 62 No. 8

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Harris County Emergency Management Annual Report Highlights
Success and New Emergency Operations Center

HCOHSEM’s 2014 Annual Report

(Harris County, TX) -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) has released its 2014 Annual Report. The report summarizes HCOHSEM’s operations and accomplishments during the past year.

“Harris County is a national model for emergency preparedness and response,” said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. “Through strong partnerships and collaboration, the county and our region are well positioned for whatever disaster comes our way.”

In 2014, Harris County accomplished a major milestone with the completion of its new Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC is part of the ongoing Houston TranStar building expansion that makes regional emergency and transportation management more efficient. During an activation, it houses local, state, federal and public/private sector partners.

“The Harris County EOC is the region’s command and communications hub,” added Emmett. “In a region with more declared disasters than most states, the formula for success is the engagement of all levels of government, the community and volunteer organizations.”

Spurred by the county’s population growth, advancements in technology and the needed work space, the new EOC was ready and opened in time for the start of hurricane season. Last year, the Harris County EOC was activated 10 times and was involved in 36 responses.

View the HCOHSEM’s 2014 Annual Report here.

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2015 ALERRT Conference
November 1-4, 2015
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1001 E. McCarty Lane, San Marcos, Texas 78666
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November 22-25, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
650 S. Griffin Street, Dallas, Texas 75202
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February 7-10, 2016
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