To support and enhance the state’s preparedness by helping communities and state agencies implement a self-sustaining exercise program that improves their ability to prevent, respond to and recover from disasters.


TDEM designs, conducts, coordinates and evaluates emergency exercises at all levels and with a wide range of partners. TDEM also supports and monitors local compliance with Emergency Management Program Grant (EMPG) exercise requirements.

Texas Recovery Housing Seminar for EMPG-funded Jurisdictions  In coordination with the Texas General Land Office, TDEM has developed this seminar for jurisdictions so that they can meet EMPG requirement to exercise the Housing Core Capability. Use the Seminar Summary Report template to guide the discussion after the seminar. Fill in the report and submit it to the Exercise Unit.


Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Virtual Tabletop Exercise Series (VTTX)

About Emergency Management Exercises

Training and Exercise Planning Workshops

Exercise Reporting Information and Forms

Crosswalk of Target Capabilities to Core Capabilities (PDF)

Emergency Management Exercise FAQ (PDF)

Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)


Sabine Gumm, Unit Supervisor
(512) 424-2447