The Mayor of Fredericksburg has overall responsibility for emergency management, preparedness, and response within the city.
To assist him in managing the day-to-day activities, John Culpepper and David Wisniewski have been appointed as Emergency Management Coordinators.
Local emergency management programs include:
Carrying out public education relating to known hazards
Carrying out recovery activities in the aftermath of a disaster
Coordinating emergency response operations during incidents and disasters
Designing and implementing hazard mitigation programs
Planning and conducting drills and exercises
Providing or arranging training for local officials and emergency responders
Threat identification and prevention activities
Emergency Operations Center
The city also maintains an Emergency Operations Center (EOC), staffed by members of its various departments, that is activated to manage the response to major threats and incidents and coordinate internal and external resource support. Fredericksburg operates under the National Incident Management System (NIMS) to standardize operations and responses with other state and federal responders.
The City of Fredericksburg uses the Incident Command System (ICS) as our incident management scheme. Under ICS, an Incident Commander typically directs the on-scene response by local responders from a field command post set up at or near the incident site. Responders from Gillespie and other neighboring counties and cities, along with state and federal responders that have been called on to assist when local resources are not sufficient to deal with a major emergency, are also integrated into the local ICS.
John Culpepper and David Wisniewski serve as Emergency Management Coordinators and can be reached in the offices at City Hall at 830-997-7521