The City of Snyder employs a full time professional who works to prepare the City with regards to all phases of Emergency Management. This position on a daily basis is an assistant to the EMC, with all the same power and authority of the EMC in his/her absence.
The Deputy EMC works to maintain the City/County Emergency Management Plan
(EMP) a detailed written plan which requires submission to and approval by the State of Texas. The basic plan is divided into multiple sections covering the various branches of Emergency Management, and listing the available resources, legal forms, and general operating guidelines for dealing with disasters.
This Deputy also works to maintain the Emergency Operations Center
(EOC) in a state of constant readiness, and coordinates various volunteer groups who are assigned duties in the EMP. Other duties involve hazard mitigation aimed at limiting or eliminating various vulnerabilities identified in the EMP. The Deputy EMC also works in public education and in training of various employees and volunteers to work in the different areas identified in the EMP.