The primary objective of Emergency Management is to protect public health and safety and preserve public and private property.
The job of Emergency Management is “to administer a program to reduce the vulnerability of the citizens and communities of Texas to the consequences of natural or man-made disasters.” This is accomplished through a system, which is based on the “mitigation of, preparedness for, response to and recovery from these disasters.”
The Mayor of each incorporated municipality and the County Judge of each county is designated as the Emergency Management Director for each such political subdivision.
Ingram, Kerrville, and Kerr County established an inter-jurisdictional agreement to manage local Emergency Management needs through a Joint Resolution in 1983. The County Judge designated the Kerrville Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) to assist in coordinating Emergency Management issues within Ingram, Kerrville, and Kerr County.