Number and percentage of City of Austin employees who have completed emergency management and preparedness response training (if appropriate to their position)

This measure is under development


The City of Austin Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) serves as the coordinating agency for preparedness and response to disasters for the City of Austin. As part of this mission, HSEM is responsible for ensuring that City has the right level of staffing available to support the needs of the City in the Austin-Travis County Emergency Operations Center. Part of this responsibility, is ensuring that City staff have the appropriate training to effectively manage disasters that strike the community. Currently, HSEM is evaluating solutions to centralize trainings taken by City staff that are disaster related, but no current database of staff training currently exists. In the future we will be able to identify personnel and their training needs in a centralized location allowing us to report on this measure. 


We continue to identify staff from the City of Austin that can receive training for emergency operations. 

Additional Measure Insights

The City of Austin Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is not only responsible for staff preparedness, but for providing information to the public so they can be prepared as well. HSEM and the Travis County Office of Emergency Management have partnered to deploy an emergency preparedness mobile app. Ready Central Texas provides:
  • News updates and warnings
  • Preparedness resources
  • Emergency plan checklists to help make sure you have what you need
  • Informational videos
  • Document library with preparedness materials
  • COVID-19 resources from Austin, the State of Texas and the federal government
The app is available on Android and iOS devices and is free to download and use.

Measure Details and Definition

1) Definition:  This a measure for how many staff need emergency training and how many of them actually receive it.
2) Calculation Method: We will take the number of staff who have received training and divide it by the number of people who we have identified as needing that training. 
3) Data Collection Process: This process is still being developed. 
4) Measure Target Calculation: This information is still being developed. 
5) Frequency Measure is Reported: Annually (Calendar year)
Date page was last updated: March 2021