In 2006 the City of Navasota created the Office of Emergency
Management (OEM) under the Navasota Fire Department. At that time an
Emergency Management Plan was written and approved by the Governor’s
Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) at the Intermediate level.
Before this creation, the City fell under the Grimes County Emergency
The primary source of funding comes from the City’s general fund. OEM also receives federal grants through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Since 2003, the City has received over $300,000 from DHS. These funds
have been used to assist with interoperable communications systems,
security systems, mobile command, and equipment for the Emergency
The OEM works closely throughout the year with the other OEMs within the
Brazos Valley and GDEM, planning and preparing for emergencies such as
hurricanes, tornadoes, train derailments, and other disasters.