The ETCOG Homeland Security (HLS) staff are here to assist the region's jurisdictions in emergency management planning, hazard mitigation planning and administration of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant funding. We provide assistance and support to local counties, city governments and first responders while formulating a regional strategy to address a disaster or major incident whether it is a natural act or manmade.
The purpose of the HLS program is to:
HOMELAND SECURITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (HSAC):
The HSAC is appointed by the ETCOG Executive Committee. The HSAC is comprised of local Emergency Management Professionals and first responders from across the 14-county ETCOG region. The HSAC provides guidance to ETCOG HLS staff on projects related to HLS in the region, implements and develops regional HLS strategies, updates the Regional Interoperability Communications Plan (RICP) and makes recommendations as to how the region's annual allocations of HLS grant funding should be used.
Homeland Security Advisory Committee Members (2014)
Homeland Security Advisory Committee Bylaws
East Texas Multi-Agency Coordination Group
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
State Administrative Agency Information Bulletins
FEMA's Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation (EHP) Program
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM)
Office of the Governor, Texas Homeland Security Website
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) National Website
Surviving Disaster: How Texans Prepare - Watch the video online