The Emergency Management Department is responsible for protecting the citizens of Pasadena before, during, and after any and all disasters. These disasters can include man-made events such as chemical spills and transportation accidents, or natural events such as severe storms, floods, and hurricanes.
The Department accomplishes this mission through:
Planning the City's response to major disasters and coordinating these plans with industry, business, and citizens
Training City employees, elected officials, the industrial-business sector, and citizens in emergency planning and operations
Testing emergency plans and procedures through simulated disasters
Responding to actual events as part of the City's emergency services;
Notifying the public of immediate threats using the City's emergency alert systems such as the outdoor sirens
Educating all citizens about disasters and ways to protect themselves
Emergency Management offers a variety of services and programs to City government, business, industry, and the public. All services can be obtained by calling the office phone number 713-475-5588.
The department maintains a selection of literature, brochures, videos, and other training materials. Topics include weather, chemicals, shelter-in-place with our Stay Inside and Stay Alive campaign and more. Videos are available through both the office and the Pasadena Main Library.
Speakers are available for any civic meeting, business, school, or other organization; topics can be customized to your group's interests and age. General topics include shelter-in-place, homeowner protection, weather, chemicals, animal protection, and more.
Technical consulting services are available in emergency planning and technical research. Staff members can assist your group with developing emergency plans, finding data and other resources, and providing technical expertise in topics such as chemical hazards.
Emergency Management, along with Fire and Police, comprises the City's emergency services. Public notification assistance can be provided to business or industry impacted by a disaster.
The department, in conjunction with the Southeast Regional Local Emergency Planning Committee (SERLEPC), is the official repository for local industry emergency plans. Plans are available for review or copy through written request to both the Department and the SERLEPC. Only non-confidential information may be obtained.
The department works with a variety of volunteer groups on disaster management issues. Volunteer services including hosting meetings, assisting with network arrangements, and providing limited administrative support.
Emergency Management works with various volunteer groups on a number of disaster management issues. Any citizen, business, or civic group can become a volunteer.