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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.

Shelter In Place Emergency Tone

All Clear Tone


Hazard Mitigation Action Plan

Public Survey

The City of Baytown and Harris County are updating the Harris County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Action Plan (MH-MAP) to lessen the impacts and losses from natural disasters. We need your help in understanding your perception of risk and level of vulnerability from natural hazards.

Please take this short survey:


The City of Baytown

"Bernard C. Olive"

Emergency Operations Center


View of Emergency Operations Center from Baytown FD T-7