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


Please be advised the exercise coordinators are working many hours in the State Operations Center during the COVID-19 and other disaster response activations. Please leave them a message or send an email to TDEM.Exercises@tdem.texas.gov. One of the team members will contact you in a timely manner.

Regular services provided by the exercise team continue.


TDEM Regions 1 and 3

Rory Halpin  Rory.Halpin@tdem.texas.gov  (512) 739-9158


TDEM Regions 2 and 4

Tim Howson Tim.Howson@tdem.texas.gov (512) 633-4961


TDEM Regions 5 and 6

Michael Grubb  Michael.Grubb@tdem.texas.gov  (512) 578-9172


Program Supervisor

Sabine Gumm  Sabine.Gumm@tdem.texas.gov  (512) 221-4539