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Emergency Management
Ed Balderas
Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator
Office 972-412-6230

Fire Administration
4701 Rowlett Rd.
Rowlett, TX  75088

Police and Fire Dispatch:
Emergency 9-1-1

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Rowlett Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for the City's comprehensive, all-hazards emergency management program, which includes:
  • Maintaining a current Emergency Operations Plan.
  • Providing and and coordinating emergency management training for all City employees.
  • Ensuring the operational readiness of the City's Emergency Operations Center and Mobile Command Post.
  • Establishing and maintaining a comprehensive and redundant emergency warning system for the City.
  • Carrying out other tasks to help the City mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters, emergencies, and incidents.

OEM Staff: 
The City's Emergency Management Coordinator is Fire Chief Neil Howard. The City also employs a full time Emergency Management Specialist, Ed Balderas, and a part time Emergency Management Planner to support Chief Howard in coordinating the City's emergency management program.

Readiness programs include: 

Plans for Training include: 
  • Emergency planning for City employees, tabletop and full scale exercises
  • 100% compliance in the National Integrated Management System for responders (NIMS)
  • All City employees trained in the Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Implementation of public education such as placing emergency preparedness educational material at all fire stations
  • Submittals for grants from Homeland Security, FEMA, and other federal, state, and local organizations to raise money for preparedness

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4000 Main Street Rowlett, TX 75088