City of Copperas Cove Annual Report 2013 City of Copperas Cove Annual Report 2013 : Page 9

Emergency Management The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for ensuring continuity of City Government services before, during, and after catastrophic incidents as well as ensuring that the City’s Emergency Operations Plan is kept up to date. Events so far for FY 2013 have included local discussion-based exercises and participation in a regional functional exercise with Fort Hood, Killeen, and other area emergency management departments. The OEM has visited with the public on emergency preparedness at several community events this year and will continue to do so throughout the year. The City of Copperas Cove utilizes the First Call Network for Emergency Notification of residents. If you have a land line phone you will not need to do anything to receive notifications. Cellular telephones and Voice Over iP phone numbers will need to be registered. Residents may register their phone number(s) at the following website: http://alertregistration.com/copperascove The City of Copperas Cove encourages residents to prepare before a disaster occurs. Often times a disaster will overwhelm the resources that are available in a community. Residents are encouraged to prepare themselves to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours after a disaster occurs. The OEM also offers education material, information, and events to the public on being prepared and having a plan. The internet also affords residents a wealth of emergency preparedness information that is simply a click away. Internet Resources: www.ready.gov, www.fema.gov, www.redcross.org and governor.state. tx.us/homeland. City of Copperas Cove 2013 Annual Report Page 9

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