The City of Paris EOC is responsible for coordinating the City of Paris' preparation for and response to emergency situations. This post is part of the MACC (Multi Agency Coordination Center) and has at its disposal a MMA (Mobile Medical Asset) which is a completely stocked Mobile Hospital. The City is also part of the NETRAC (NorthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council) Trauma Service Area F, and the DDC (Disaster District Committee) 5 as designated by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
When the City of Paris faces an emergency and the EOC is activated, the Division works with appropriate city departments as well as various county, state, and federal agencies to respond effectively and quickly provide for the continuity of services to the public.
Since severe weather emergencies could be caused by tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, hurricanes, floods, extreme cold and ice, and extreme heat, we monitor the Paris area radar on a continual basis. The division can communicate with local amateur radio operators throughout the area as part of the Regional Skywarn Network, as well as emergency management centers in adjacent counties including the NETRAC.
Division personnel, working with the Dallas-Fort Worth Office of the National Weather Service, monitor regional and national weather information for its potential impact on the city. This is particularly true during the tornado season (April - September). Utilizing the tornado alert sirens located along the City's streets, we can coordinate a notification and/or evacuation should the city be threatened by a potential severe storm.