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The City of Waco, McLennan County, and surrounding cities have created the Waco-McLennan County Emergency Management Team in order to respond to emergencies with a team effort when necessary.

They regularly schedule disaster training drills to test their response time and efficiency in the case of a major disaster such as a tornado, plane crash, and other circumstances that may involve a large number of injuries or deaths. The team includes all area police departments, both paid and volunteer fire departments, ambulance services, Waco Transit, and area hospitals.

In the case of a major disaster, the Emergency Operations Center will establish a central command post where decisions can be made in a unified manner. 

For more information, please contact Frank Patterson, Emergency Operations Coordinator at (254) 750-5911.

Register or update your home contact information on the ENS (McLennan County Emergency Notification System).


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Radio Division Services

Operates and maintains the City’s 800MHz trunked radio communications system. Provides countywide radio communications for several county agencies. Vital Connection €“ 9-1-1 is ONLY a part.

Currently, we are in the processing of installing a 12-channel digital 800MHz trunked radio communication system. This system will eventually replace the aging 10-channel analog 800MHz trunked radio communication system. Full implementation is slated for 2012.


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