Hays County Emergency Operations Center

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Please do not call 9-1-1 for information.

  9-1-1 is for emergency assistance only. 


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Our Mission

The Hays County Office of Emergency Services (HCOES) serves the citizens of Hays County by directing and coordinating emergency services and homeland security programs to prepare, respond, and recover from emergencies and disasters.

Program vision

The Hays County Office of Emergency Services shall continue to develop and maintain a leading edge all-hazards emergency management and homeland security program that encompasses all citizens and organizations in the public and private sectors to include faith-based and volunteer agencies. A comprehensive community planning, training, and exercise regimen will be implemented to maximize an All Hazards approach. The program will promote a high level of professionalism, initiative, and empowerment to address the preparation, response and recovery needs of the citizens of Hays County following a disaster.


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Explanation of EOC Activation Levels

LEVEL 1 (Maximum Readiness= RED)

Full Scale Activation of the Hays County Emergency Operations Center. In a full-scale activation, all primary and support agencies under the Emergency Management Plan are notified and activated.

LEVEL 2 (Increased Readiness-Watch Conditions= YELLOW)

Partial Activation of the Hays County Emergency Operations Center. This is limited agency activation. All necessary agencies needed to respond to the particular incident will be notified and activated.

LEVEL 3 (Normal Conditions= GREEN)

Typically a "monitoring" phase. Emergency Management and Preparedness Division staff are activated and operating during normal business hours.


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Hays County Office of Emergency Services

810 S. Stagecoach Trail, STE 1200

San Marcos, Texas 78666

(512) 393-7300

Office Hours: Monday - Friday


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