In an effort to improve emergency management throughout the state of Texas, the Texas Emergency Management Advisory Committee (TEMAC) was established to provide independent, strategic, timely, specific and actionable advice to the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) Chief. TEMAC is comprised of over 200 emergency management professionals from across the state. An executive committee, sub-committees, and working groups meet quarterly to make recommendations in the following areas:
Legislatively mandated councils focus on issues as assigned by the Texas legislature, but work logistically as a part of TEMAC.
If you are an emergency management professional and are interested in influencing the future of emergency management in Texas, please email Elisa.DeLeon@tdem.texas.gov to request more information.
Pursuant to HB 2305 and SB 6 the mission of the Emergency Management Professional Development Working Group (EMPD) is to continue to advance the profession of emergency management in the State of Texas by recommending baseline qualifications for the individual emergency manager that can be achieved through a combination of education, training and program management.
The EMPDWG has already convened on multiple occasions starting in March 2019 and will submit recommendations to the Texas legislature and the Governor
by November 1, 2020