Emergency Management

The City of Killeen Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (OHSEM) plans, coordinates and supports a wide-range of activities that help prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters, large-scale events, and large-scale emergencies, while also reducing vulnerabilities to hazards. The City of Killeen OHSEM works with every City department to prepare for disasters before they strike. We also coordinate with county, state, and national governments to ensure that there is a coordinated network of preparation. Advanced preparation helps improve our city's resiliency and to save lives, property, time, money and resources.

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The City of Killeen has a four pronged approached to communicating with our community. This system consists of the CodeRED Emergency Notification System, the City News Alert System, the Outdoor Siren System, and lastly our social media channels.

Codered Emergency Notification System

CodeRED - LogoThis OPT IN system will notify subscribers to potential risks with information on the event and/or actions (such as evacuation) that the City and local Public Safety Officials are advising. Members will receive a call, text message, or an email in the event of an emergency. This message will give pertinent emergency information and protective actions to participants. All of Bell County is covered by the CodeRED Emergency Notification System.

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The system is only as good as the information you provide. If your cell phone, work phone or e-mail address changes, you will need to update your profile and contact information. Standard message and data rates may apply.

City of Killeen News Alert System

KilleenTexas.gov offers emergency alerts. Citywide alerts will appear in a red banner at the top of all website pages. Specific alerts for emergency and non-emergency water, street or public safety events can be found in the Online Services dropdown menu. You may also subscribe to be notified directly of alerts in any or all categories via email or text message by creating an account.

Outdoor siren system

Emergency Sirens_Bullhorn_14Sirens are a way to warn people who are outdoors and in an immediate threat to safety. They are primarily intended to warn individuals in outdoor and high-risk areas. The outdoor warning sirens are sounded only in the event of an emergency or during per-announced tests. When you hear a siren listen for voice commands and tune to a local radio or TV station for further information. The sirens are maintained and activated through the City of Killeen OHSEM. Download our siren fact sheet here.

Social Media Channels

The City of Killeen has Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds. We recommend following all three accounts for educational, city news, and emergency information.

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Ready Killeen Program

Ready Killeen is an outreach program providing information and presentations to the community on how to be better prepared for disasters, large-scale events, and large-scale emergencies.

3 STEPS YOU CAN TAKE RIGHT NOW

  • Sign up for emergency notifications.
  • Follow the City of Killeen on Facebook or Twitter.
  • Purchase a weather radio and tune it to 162.475 or SAME code 048027.

Upcoming Public classes (registration required)

FY2020 Stop the Bleed Courses
November 8, 2019 (Friday) @ 6 p.m. in the Fire Training Center (CANCELLED-will be rescheduled)
February 22, 2020 (Saturday) @ 10 a.m. in Community Center
May 14, 2020 (Thursday) @ 6 p.m. in the Police HQ Community Room
August 8, 2020 (Saturday) @ 10 a.m. in the Fire Training Center

Request a presentation

The City of Killeen OHSEM looks forward to the opportunity to speak to your civic organization, workplace, neighbors and/or church group to ensure that you are prepared for an emergency. The presentation will provide individuals with tools to become part of the solution when an emergency occurs. Presentations range from 30 minutes to an hour.

To request a presentation, please fill out this form.