Emergency Management

Disaster Drill

The Waco-McLennan County Office of Emergency Management has an emergency notification system for citizens to sign up for in order to be notified in case of an emergency event. This phone and email system is designed to provide emergency messages to you quickly and effectively, should a need arise.

Register for Emergency Notifications

Contact Us

Ryan Dirker
Emergency Management Coordinator

Tim Jeske
Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator

(254) 750-5911

721 N. 4th Street
Waco, TX
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Stay Informed!

Get alerts about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for the Emergency Notification System

Registration requires that you provide a name, address(es) and contact information.

Alerts include:
  • water outages
  • tornado warnings
  • unexpected road closures
  • missing persons
  • evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.

About Us

Mission Statement

The Office of Emergency Management protects lives, property, and the environment from disasters and emergencies through a proactive all‐hazards approach of emergency preparedness, planning, mitigation efforts, public education, and emergency incident response.

Departmental Overview

The Waco‐McLennan County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is a City/County Office. Within the City of Waco, it is a division of the Waco Fire Department and is part of the County Judge’s office for the County.

Programs of Service

Emergency Management maintains the Waco‐McLennan County Emergency Management Plan, which includes all cities within the county. The management of emergencies, planning, mitigation efforts, response, and recovery are critical responsibilities of local government. Local government and the public must be prepared to take appropriate actions in disaster situations. OEM serves all of McLennan County and is the liaison between local, state, and federal agencies. The office interacts with the Texas Division of Emergency Management. Severe weather and hazardous materials incidents are the most significant disaster potentials in the county. The OEM coordinates disaster preparedness activities between public and private industries as well as nonprofit organizations in an effort to mitigate, prepare, respond, and recover from human-made and natural disasters as well as acts of terrorism and manage the Waco and McLennan County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The City of Waco Radio Shop is a division of the Office of Emergency Management. The Radio Shop provides and maintains the two‐way radio communication system for various city departments and outside agencies through the 800 MHz trunked radio system