Contact Us

For general questions, email us at [email protected]. For emergencies, please dial 9-1-1.


Request Presentation/Tour

Tours of our Emergency Operations Center and Houston TranStar remain suspended due to COVID-19. We are resuming some in-person outreach events. To request a presentation, fill out this form. Our Community Liaison will contact you to confirm the details.

If you wish to visit the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, please note that June, July, and August are our busiest months. A 3-4 week notice for an event request is suggested.

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Regional Local Emergency Planning Committees

Deer Park LEPC
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Meets: The 4th Tuesday of every month (no meeting in July or December)

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Deer Park City Hall
710 East San AugustineDeer Park, TX 77536

Chairman: James J. Stokes - Deer Park City Manager
Vice Chair: Kevin Machemehl - Oxy Vinyls
Contact: Shannon Bennett 

[email protected]


Galena Park LEPC
Meets: The last Tuesday of every other month (January, March, May, etc.)

Time: 11:30 AM

Location: Alvin D. Baggett Community Building
1302 Keene Street
Galena Park, TX 77547

LEPC Contact Name & Number:
Jorge Flores, EMC of Galena Park
[email protected]

Chairman: Jorge Flores, EMC of Galena Park
[email protected] 

Vice-Chair: David Clark - Targa Resources
[email protected]

Greater Baytown LEPC
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Meets: The 3rd Tuesday of every month

Time: 12:00 PM

Location: Office of Emergency Management
205 E. Wye Drive
Baytown, TX 77521

Chairman: Tony Irby - LCY Elastomers
[email protected]

Vice Chair: Larry Cloud - Dow Pipeline
[email protected]

LEPC Contact: Misty Bridges
[email protected]

Greater Harris County LEPC
Meets: Quarterly

Location: Rotational

Chairman: Joe Leonard - PENTA
[email protected]

Vice Chair: Rick Deel - Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
[email protected]

Administrator: David Wade
[email protected]

Greater Houston LEPC
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Meets: The last Wednesday of every other month (January, March, May etc.)

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: American Red Cross Building
2700 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77098

Chairman: Dr. Denise Chatam Walker
[email protected]

Vice Chair: Karen LaFleur
[email protected]

Humble LEPC
James Nykaza - Emergency Management Coordinator[email protected]


Carole Chambers - Emergency Management Assistant [email protected]

Jacinto City LEPC
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Meets concurrently with the North Channel LEPC

Meets: See website ( for meeting schedule

Time: 11:30 AM

Location: Galena Park ISD Administration Building
14705 Wood Forest Blvd.
Houston, TX 77015

Chairman: Lon Squyers - Jacinto City
Administrator: Debbie Husband
[email protected]

Jersey Village LEPC
Meets: A member of Greater Harris County LEPC / Meets quarterly

Chairman: Mark Bitz - Fire Chief, City of Jersey Village
[email protected]

Meets: Currently meeting with the Greater Houston LEPCs

Chairman: Greg Goedecker, EMC
o[email protected]

Katy Fire Department
1417 Ave. D
Katy 77493

LaPorte, Morgan's Point & Shoreacres LEPC
Meets: The 2nd Thursday of every month
Time: 11:00 AM 

La Porte ISD Support Services
2015 Sens Road La Porte, TX 77571 

Chairman: Justin Cox - Oxy Vinyls
Vice Chair: Haney Robertson - AkzoNobel

LEPC Contact:
Sydney Kennedy - LEPC Coordinator
[email protected]

Memorial Villages LEPC
See Greater Houston LEPC
North Channel LEPC
Location: Galena Park ISD Administration Building
14705 Wood Forest Blvd.
Houston, TX 77015

Chairman: Lon Squyers - Jacinto City
Administrator: Debbie Husband
[email protected]


South Houston LEPC

Eric Vega - Fire Marshal/EMC
City of South Houston
email: [email protected]

Southeast Regional LEPC
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Meets: See website for schedule

Time: 11:30 AM

Location: Pasadena Convention Center
7902 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX 77507

Chairman: Ben Reese - Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority
[email protected]

Vice Chair: Darryl Ramsaywak - Arkema
[email protected]

LEPC Contact Number:
Josephine Espinosa
[email protected]

Tomball LEPC
Meets: 4th Wednesday Each Month

Time: 08:30

Location: Tomball Fire Department Main Station 1
1200 Rudel Rd.
Tomball, TX 77375

Chairman: Randy Parr - Fire Chief, City of Tomball
Contact: Barbara Tague
[email protected]


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Internship Program

Intern with HCOHSEM

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) offers an unpaid internship program for college students studying emergency management, communications, social sciences or related field. The internship provides students with a unique opportunity to apply classroom skills and theory to real-life work situations. It also helps them develop the confidence and skills needed to prepare for future employment opportunities.

Available Program Areas:

  • Public Affairs and Communications Planning
  • Planning
  • Operations
  • Homeland Security/Emergency Management


  • Must have completed at least 2 years of college
  • Must be studying a related field, including, but not limited to: journalism, communications,
  • political science, public administration, public policy, homeland security, emergency management, etc.
  • Strong written/verbal communications skills, and research/analysis skills
  • Must commit to minimum 20 hours per week, during normal working hours
  • Must maintain strict confidentiality in all aspects of the job
  • Ability to multi-task and handle different projects
  • Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply


When to Apply:

The internship program follows a college semester cycle. Please see below for internship timeframe and application deadlines.

Spring- January to May. Application deadline: Friday, first week of October.

Summer- June to August. Application deadline: Friday, first week of February.

Fall- September to December. Application deadline: Friday, first week of May.


How to Apply:


Students interning for college credit must comply with their school’s requirements. To be considered, interested students should email 1) letter of interest, 2) resume, and 3) writing sample to: [email protected]