Emergency Management Mission Statement

The City’s Office of Emergency Management mission is to develop and maintain a comprehensive plan to prepare for, respond to, and recover from, all types of major emergencies that might occur in the City.


This is accomplished by working to coordinate the cooperation of various City Departments, Agencies, and Volunteer Units. This also includes County, State, and Federal Agencies and other organizations that would have a role in any major disaster or emergency.


During a major disaster or emergency, response and recovery activities are coordinated from the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). From the EOC Elected Officials and Department Heads work in a Unified Command System to respond to the emergency.


Mitigation: those activities, which eliminate or reduce the probability of disaster.
Preparedness: those activities which governments, organizations, and individuals develop to save lives and minimize damage.
Response: those activities which follow a disaster and are designed to prevent loss of lives and property and provide emergency assistance.
Recovery: short and long term activities, which return all systems to normal or improved standards.


City of Wharton OEM

Emergency Management Coordinator

Lt. Ben Guanajuato

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City of Wharton
120 East Caney Street
Wharton, Texas 77488
Phone: (979) 532-2491

Wharton Volunteer Fire Department
319 N. Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4811 Ext 400


Wharton Police Department
1407 N Richmond Rd

Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-3131

City of Wharton Civic Center
1924 N Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-2491 Ext 600
Wharton Emergency Management
1407 N Richmond Rd.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4811 Ext 570
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