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Four Phase
The preparation for and carrying out of all emergency functions is accomplished through four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Activities to meet this end include coordination, planning, training, drills, exercises, and financial assistance.

Located within the Duncanville Fire Department, the purpose of the office of emergency management is to coordinate the activities of various agencies and city departments responsible for operations during disasters. The office of emergency management is staffed by an Emergency Management Administrator. The Emergency Management Administrator position is funded by and works for the cities of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, and Duncanville.

The Mayor of the City of Duncanville is the director of emergency management for the city while the fire chief serves as the emergency management coordinator for the city. Regional coordination for the emergency management program is accomplished through inter-local and interjurisdictional agreements for resource utilization, communication with county, state, and federal agencies, and by establishing disaster response and recovery policy. Ultimately, the purpose of emergency management is to increase the City of Duncanville’s capabilities to respond to the hazards that threaten our city while implementing the steps necessary to prevent or reduce the impact of a disaster upon our community.

Dallas County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Action Plan (HazMAP) Update:
Dallas County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) announces a 14 day Public Review and Comment for the Update Dallas County Hazard Mitigation Action Plan (HazMAP).

Dallas County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, in conjunction with participating jurisdictions within Dallas County, has completed a draft of the Updated Dallas County Multi-jurisdictional HazMAP and has scheduled a 14 day public comment period of the updated Hazard Mitigation Action Plan.

This plan was made possible through a grant provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and administered by the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG).

Click the link below to access the draft plan:

• Base Draft Plan
• City Annex Draft

This comment period will give the public the opportunity to review the draft and make comments regarding the draft plan for Dallas County and the participating jurisdictions to include in the plan. We are asking that the public take this opportunity to make comments regarding the draft plan. Any comments or suggestions can be emailed to Skyla Pellum at .

You may also print, fill out and forward below document to:

City of Duncanville
Attn: Skyla Pellum
Emergency Management
PO Box 380280
Duncanville, TX 75137

Public Comment Form

Are you prepared to deal with a natural or man-made disaster? Take a look at the video below for tips on what to do in a case a major disaster hits in our area.


Contact Us
Sam Rohde
Emergency Management Coordinator
Ph:  (972) 780-4921

Skyla Pellum
Emergency Mangement Administrator
Ph:  (972) 780-5054