The City of Hillsboro and Hill County have created the Hillsboro-Hill County Emergency Management Team in order to respond to emergencies with a team effort when necessary. They regularly participate in disaster training drills to test their response time and efficiency in the case of a major disaster such as a tornado, plane crash, and other circumstances that may involve a large number of injuries or deaths. The team includes all area police departments, both paid and volunteer fire departments, ambulance services, and area hospitals.
In the case of a major disaster, the Emergency Operations Center, a central command post, will be established where decisions can be made in a unified manner.
The mission of the City of Hillsboro Office of Emergency Management is to evaluate, plan and prepare for the unexpected while teaming activity with other city departments, Hill County Officials, volunteer organizations, and the private sector in support of effective response, mitigating further hazards, and assisting in recovery. This includes educating and informing the community of issues and actions taken on their behalf.
Code Red Emergency Contact System-Do We Have Your Number?
The City of Hillsboro’s emergency contact system, Code Red, alerts citizens of impending situations such as severe weather conditions, tornados, and chemical spills. New residents are responsible for the registration of their contact numbers with Code Red.
Read more information on the Code Red service, and register your contact numbers online.
Emergency Management Coordinator
Office (254) 582-8406 Ext. 2121
Fax (254) 582-1061
Useful Links and Information
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
National Oceanagraphic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
US Department of Homeland Security
US Fire Administration
Are You Ready? A Citizen’s Guide to Preparedness
Texas Citizen Corps
Ready.Gov En Espanol
Protect Texas (Volunteer to assist during public health emergencies)
Volunteer Groups Active in Disasters
American Red Cross
Emergency Management Organizations
International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
National Emergency Management Association (NEMA)
Emergency Management Association of Texas (EMAT)
CBS News Disaster Links
Disaster News Network