The City of Ennis Office of Emergency Management is charged with maintaining the City’s comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan. Included in these duties is maintenance of the plans documents, security of the plan, training related to the plan and dissemination of the plan. The City currently has an advanced level plan. This plan was updated in 2010 in accordance with state requirements and approved by the Texas Department of Emergency Management; additionally the Emergency operations plan will be updated with a completion date of 2015.
The City of Ennis office of Emergency Management’s goal is to provide preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery to our community in the event of a disaster. Emergency Management staff conducted a local based discussion exercise and participated in a regional disaster exercise to test and evaluate various aspects of meeting that goal. The City of Ennis Office of Emergency Management conducts incident management training classes on a yearly basis.
Additionally, the preparedness portion of the plan calls for a public notification system in addition to warning sirens. The City of Ennis has a notification system through EVERBRIDGE COMMUNICATIONS. This system allows citizens to opt in to a system that will text or call your home, business or cell phone with any emergency notifications disseminated by the Office of Emergency Management.
To opt in to this service please follow this link: https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611673
We will continue to deliver preparedness information and training for the community and staff. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.
Fire Marshal Chad Wester
972-875-1234 ext. 2242