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Emergency Management

Contact:

Michael Phillips

Risk/Emergency Management Coordinator

mphillips@palestine-tx.org

(903) 731-8465

Palestine City Hall

504 N. Queen Street
Palestine, TX 75801

Hours:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Emergency Management

The Federal Emergency Management Agency defines emergency management as the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters.


Another definition may be mitigating and preparing for natural or man-made emergencies, coordinating the response when they happen, and expediting the recovery from them. 

Emergency Management coordinates the efforts of first responders and others to minimize the impacts of any emergency. In the picture below, emergency management assumes a key role wherever the responsibilities for responding to two or more city departments/emergency services overlap.

 

Palestine's Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) is Michael Phillips.  He can be reached using the contact information in the left sidebar.

Palestine is served by a system called "Code Red."  Code Red allows residents to sign up for emergency or general notifications from the city on their cell or home phones as well as by email.  There is no fee to sign up or use the Code Red service.  However, standard messaging rates may apply.  For additional information regarding Code Red, please contact the EMC, whose contact information is in the left sidebar. To sign up for Code Red, click on the image below.

Code Red Signup

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