Protecting Our Community
Emergency ManagementHighland Village Fire Department is tasked with coordinating the City's emergency management efforts.
- Maintaining and operating the City's Emergency Operations Center
- Coordinating with Denton County to maintain the City's Emergency Operations Plan
- Maintaining the Outdoor Warning Siren System
- Conducting the monthly Outdoor Warning Siren System testing
- Conducting disaster exercise drills
- Coordinate and maintain FEMA/NIMS training compliance for City staff
CivicReady Notification ServiceHighland Village uses the CivicReady mass notification service to send immediate alerts to citizens who are subscribed to the system. This service will send residents and businesses important information about our community. This will include severe weather alerts, road closures, utility problems, or even notification of community wide events. We will be able to reach you by phone (text or voice) or e-mail within minutes. Participation is 100% free and completely voluntary. Signup to receive emergency and city notifications.
- Remain indoors during severe weather.
- Stay tuned to local television stations for up-to-date information.
- If you are outdoors, listen for the City's outdoor warning sirens.
- If you see a tornado or hear that one is approaching, seek shelter immediately.
- If you are indoors:
- Go to a room at the center of the building/house.
- Stay away from windows (breaking glass can cut you).
- Do not open the windows to your building / house. It is a myth that tornadoes increase the pressure inside your house. A tornado usually destroys a building / house by tearing off the roof when the wind catches the lip of the roof.
- If you have time, cover yourself with cushions, pillows or a mattress
- If you are outside:
- Try to get indoors as quickly as possible.
- If you cannot get indoors, find a flat area, away from trees and poles, lie flat on the ground and cover your head.
- Do not lay in a ditch because fast, rising water could trap you.