- Departments E - G
- Emergency Management
caregiver planning symposium
Please join us at the bi-annual Caregiver Planning Symposium facilitated by the City of Garland's Office of Emergency Management on July 27, 2023. Register now by clicking the link below.
For further inquiries, please call 972-781-7273.
it's severe weather season, garland!
Be Weather-Ready: Check the forecast regularly to see if you're at risk for severe weather. Listen to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio to stay informed about severe thunderstorm watches and warnings.
Sign Up for Notifications: Know how your community sends warning. Did you know Garland has 16 Outdoor Warning Sirens and utilizes the Garland Alert System to send alerts? Be sure to click on each link to find out more information!
Create a Communications Plan: Have a family plan that includes an emergency meeting place and related information. Pick a safe room in your home such as a storm cellar or an interior room on the lowest floor with no windows.
Practice Your Plan: Conduct a family severe thunderstorm drill regularly so everyone knows what to do if a damaging wind or large hail is approaching. Make sure all members of your family know to go there when severe thunderstorm warnings are issued. Don't forget pets!
Prepare Your Home: Keep trees and branches trimmed near your house. If you have time before severe weather hits, secure loose objects, close windows and doors, and move any valuable objects inside or under a sturdy structure.
Request a Presentation
The Office of Emergency Management provides disaster and emergency preparedness public outreach and education for any organization, class, school, group, facility, neighborhood, etc. within Garland. Preparedness Presentations will be customized to meet the needs and interests of your audience including tips, tools and tailored preparedness considerations as well as specific emergency services Garland offers.
To request a presentation, please complete the form below:
REQUEST printed materials
The Office of Emergency Management provides printed preparedness materials to citizens upon request. Printed materials include: communication plans, emergency plans, fliers, postcards, lists, booklets, and more! English and Spanish materials are available. Please check back frequently for updated materials.
To see the full list of items available upon request, please view the "Request Printed Materials" link below. All requested items will be sent via mail.
To request printed materials, please complete the form below: