About Us

Chapter 418 of the Texas Government Code states the county judge is responsible for the county’s emergency preparedness and is the only one who can declare a disaster in their respective counties.  An emergency management director may designate a person to serve as emergency management coordinator.  The emergency management coordinator shall serve as an assistant to the emergency management director for emergency management purposes.

The Ellis County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) consists of three full time positions: the Emergency Management Coordinator, Emergency Specialist, and Emergency Management Planner. 

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 Highlights from the past year:

  • Ellis County Vaccine Initiative 
    • Provided 80,000 plus vaccines in partnership with the City of Waxahachie and Baylor Scott and White
  • Forreston Tornado
    • Aided in response and coordinated recovery effort
  •  City of Ferris Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Center
    • Collaboration to provide monoclonal antibody therapy to the citizens of Ellis County