COVID 19, or the Coronavirus

In accordance with the Stay Home, Work Safe order issued by Harris County, the City of Baytown has closed all City facilities to the public until April 3rd.  Following CDC guidelines, we have canceled all City events, programming, and City venue rentals for 8 weeks.  Some  City services will continue to run, but in a modified format through digital or other distance means. We would like you to know that the City is in daily contact with State and County Health and Emergency Management Officials. We continue to address the situation in cooperation with all of our partners in government and industry. While you’re likely to see various reactions to the situation, we ask that you remain calm.  We will continue to keep you updated here and via our social media channels

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The Baytown Fire Department's Emergency Management Division works with City departments, local agencies, industry, community groups and non-profit organizations to plan, prepare, respond and recover to emergencies or disasters that affect the Baytown community. 

The BFD Emergency Management Division also works closely with the Greater Baytown and Chambers County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) to ensure the community is prepared for a hazardous materials incident.  For more information about the LEPC and how you can get prepared, visit

Learn how you can become better prepared for all hazards by visiting the Get Prepared section of our website. 

Emergency Alerts

SwiftReach is the City of Baytown's phone notification system.  This system allows the City to contact citizens with important information by phone, email and/or text message.  It is important to register your cell phone number so you will continue to receive updated information when you are not at home.



Outdoor Warning Sirens

The City of Baytown has an outdoor warning system consisting of several pole-mounted sirens placed in various locations throughout the city.  The sirens warn the community of a chemical emergency.  If you hear an outdoor warning siren sound, please go indoors to "shelter-in-place" until notified that the emergency has ended.

The sirens are tested every week on Wednesday at 9:00am.

Learn the about the two different tones used by the Outdoor Warning Sirens. Click to Listen.

Shelter In Place Emergency Tone

All Clear Tone

Learn how to Shelter-In-Place with an educational video in English and Spanish produced by the Baytown LEPC. Click to Watch.


To learn more on how to Shelter-In-Place, please read the SIP instructions below.





The City of Baytown

"Bernard C. Olive"

Emergency Operations Center


View of Emergency Operations Center from Baytown FD T-7