ScenariosDomestic terrorists bomb the Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Two heavily armed students shoot and kill dozens of people at Columbine High School. Planes hijacked by international terrorists fly into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon, and, thanks to the heroic efforts of some of the passengers on board, a field in Pennsylvania. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita ravage the Gulf Coast. A tornado wipes most of Greensburg, Kansas off the map. Catastrophic floods ravage Cooke and Grayson Counties, killing five people and destroying hundreds of properties at the cost of millions of dollars. A bus skids off the US Highway 75 overpass, crashes through the guardrail, leaving seventeen people dead and many more injured.
Preparing for EmergenciesEvents like these make us all aware of how important it is to plan for emergencies, both to prevent them when possible and to respond to them when they happen despite our best prevention efforts. TCOG’s Emergency Planning Program works closely with the Governor’s Division of Emergency Management, regional first responders, and policymakers to develop and maintain both a regional response plan and a catastrophic communications plan.
Additional ServicesTCOG staff is also responsible for administering the grant process for the Governor’s Office homeland security funds.
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News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TCOG Public Safety Staff and Fannin County School Administrators Tour Oklahoma School Safe Rooms SHERMAN, September 26, 2014 – Dr. Susan Thomas, Executive Director of Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) announced today that TCOG Public Safety Staff, Fannin County Emergency …
ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTER GRANT (AFG) WORKSHOP ANNOUNCED The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has scheduled the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Workshop for fire departments and non-affiliated emergency medical service organizations. The AFG helps firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, …
- Jason P. Brinkley, Chairman, County Judge, Cooke County
- Bill Magers, County Judge, Grayson County
- Chris Hughes, EMC, Bonham Police Department
- Creta Carter, County Judge, Fannin County
- Darrell Brewer, Emergency Management Coordinator, Fannin County
- Jared Johnson, Mayor, City of Denison
- Jim Goldsworthy, Mayor, City of Gainesville
- Morgan Metcalf, EMC, City of Denison
- Ray Fletcher, Emergency Management Coordinator, Cooke County
- Roy Floyd, Mayor, City of Bonham
- Sarah Somers, Emergency Management Coordinator, Grayson County
- Tom Brown, EMC, City of Sherman
- Wally Cox, Fire Chief, City of Gainesville