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Welcome to the Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (OHSEM) Web site.

Updated daily, this Web site gives you the tools to get informed, get prepared, and get involved.

An involved community is a well prepared community and your family’s partnership with Harris County is the foundation of our homeland security and emergency management strategy.

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and OHSEM hope you will visit our site often.

Download Ike Five Year Anniversary Report here

Download All-Hazards Disaster guide here

Download Hurricane brochure here

Download Emergency Essentials List here

Citizen Corps

The Harris County Citizen Corps is committed to creating opportunities for people to volunteer to help our community prepare for and respond to emergencies.

The primary goal is to have all citizens participate in making neighborhoods safer by providing them the tools and training needed for preventing and handling threats of terrorism, crime, and disasters of all kinds.

Securing our safety and freedom requires that we all work together. Every American has a critical role to play. What can you do to help? Sign up for volunteer and training programs on our website at www.harriscountycitizencorps.com.

The Harris County Citizen Corps has been recognized as a National Best Practice and also received the 2003 Best Practices for Innovation Award from the Texas Association of Counties and the 2006 Governors Volunteer Award for Community Capacity Builder.