Emergency Management

Be Prepared for All Emergencies

Texas Division of Emergency ManagementThe City of Bonham Office of Emergency Management encourages you to be safe and learn how to prepare you and your family for any emergency or disaster.

Government agencies can quickly become overwhelmed in a large-scale disaster and having knowledge in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), or simply having a kit of emergency supplies on hand can make a huge difference in helping to overcome the initial difficulties that can occur. Government agencies have a wealth of information available to the public online, or contact our office to learn more about educational opportunities available in our area.

Department Contacts

  • Emergency Management Director: Hon. H.L. Compton, Mayor
  • Emergency Management Coordinator: Chris Hughes, Battalion Chief

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)The CERT Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Testing of Emergency Warning System

The Bonham Police Department now conducts monthly tests of the Emergency Warning System, also known as the Storm Siren. This siren will be tested at noon on the 1st Wednesday of every month.

In the event of bad weather, testing will be delayed until the following Friday.

Note: If maintenance is necessary, there may be a need to perform repeated activations of the Emergency Warning System in order to troubleshoot and/or repair any system problems.