Call 911 when there is a life-threatening emergency that requires the immediate response of emergency services such as police, fire, or paramedics.
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.
Palestine is served by a system called "Rave Alerts." Rave Alerts allows residents to sign up for an 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 Rave Alerts service. However, standard messaging rates may apply. For additional information regarding Rave Alerts, please contact the EMC.
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.
View the Rave Alerts website.
Stay connected to the most up-to-date alerts from the Department of Homeland Security by viewing the Summary of Terrorism Threat to the U.S. Homeland website.
Emergency Management Links
Rave Alerts is the city's method of notifying residents of emergencies within the city. It has the ability to send text messages (standard rates apply) to cellular phones and phone calls to all U.S. numbers. To get notified of emergencies, sign up for Rave Alerts.
Palestine Emergency Management on Facebook. The Emergency Management Coordinator maintains a Facebook page to provide real-time information for residents in emergencies.
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Follow Palestine Emergency Management on Twitter for updates on emergencies.
Emergency Notifications Only: Follow @PalestineTXEM
General Emergency Management Info: Follow @PalTXEM_Chat
Text Messaging: Even if you don't have a smartphone, you can still get text messages from Palestine Emergency Management. Just text "follow @PalestineTXEM" to 40404 (standard data and message rates apply).
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Is the federal government's agency responsible for coordinating emergency management nationwide.
Ready.gov: FEMA also maintains a great list of potential supplies for individuals, families, and businesses in the event of an emergency.
Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) Public Information page: It has state-specific information for Texas residents.
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS): DPS is the parent agency for TDEM.
Anderson County Office of Emergency Management: The Anderson County Emergency Management Coordinator represents the county judge in matters of emergency management. They also have a Facebook page.