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Houston County Office of Emergency Management & Fire Marshal
  Heath Murff

Office Location:
600 Bradshaw
Crockett, Texas 75835

Mailing Address:
600 Bradshaw
Crockett, Texas 75835

Off: (936) 544-7175
Fax: (936) 544-7956





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Office of Emergency Management

The Houston County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will be responsible for an emergency  management plan that prepares for public recovery and relieves and reduces human suffering following events of natural or man-made disasters, catastrophes, or threat therof.

The Office of Emergency Management follows the adopted Basic Plan, called the Houston County Emergency Management Plan, an official instrument approved by Commissioners Court February 11, 1998, upon which all disaster operations of Houston County are formulated, and is represented by Houston County Departments and support agencies, responsible for various Annexes of the Basic Plan.

The Office of Emergency Management will work in conjunction with the State, Federal and Local authorities, including the cities of Crockett, Grapeland, Kennard, Latexo, and Lovelady and other communities in the surrounding Houston County area when required.

The Office of Emergency Management is prepared to activate an Emergency Operations Center during any major disaster to allow coordination of all support agencies to provide continuity of services to the public. OEM is responsible for advisement, notification and assembly of services that are in the best interest of the citizens of Houston County.  Prepare and distribute information and procedures governing the same.

Office of Fire Marshal 

The Houston County Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for investigating all fires in Houston County and within the cities of Crockett, Kennard, Latexo and Lovelady. The Fire Marshal's Office also works to coordinate, between local, state and federal agencies, during large fire events that may occur within our county.  Our office will also assist our neighboring counties on fires that occur upon their request. Our goal is the safety of the citizens of our county and to assist in the protection of their lives and property.


Volunteer Staff
Deputy Fire Marshals

Carl Chance
George Jansky
Billy Allbright
Heath Murff
Amateur Radio
Gene Grimes
Van Sims