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Emergency Response

There are a variety of activities that contribute to the overall emergency and disaster response for the City of Grapevine. Below are a few of the ways that the Office of Emergency Management responds to emergency and disaster incidents:

Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
In the event of a disaster and during major special events, city officials from various departments and organizations staff the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).The EOC functions to provide a central location for interagency coordination, information sharing, and executive decision making in support of an incident or event. The EOC serves as a connection between city departments, elected officials, the media, and partner organizations. Within the EOC, information is collected, priorities are set, and resources are procured to support response and recovery efforts.  

Incident Monitoring
The Office of Emergency Management monitors incidents and events of local and regional significance. The Emergency Management Coordinator monitors radio frequencies used by emergency responders, local and national news, weather conditions, and other forms of communication to stay abreast of what is occurring both locally and regionally. Additionally, the Emergency Management Coordinator maintains communications with local, state, and federal agencies to notify city officials when issues of concern arise. 

Recovery Operations   
Following a disaster, the Office of Emergency Management collaborates with government agencies and non-profit organizations to provide assistance to disaster survivors. The Office of Emergency Management also works with other city departments to coordinate relief efforts, donations management, and spontaneous volunteers.