To support and enhance Texas preparedness for any emergency by managing a comprehensive planning, training and exercise program and by developing products and communication that support the emergency management community.

TDEM Preparedness administers a statewide emergency management program focusing on all-hazards emergency planning, training, exercise, and continuous improvement. The Preparedness Division consists of five units: Operational Plans Unit, Strategic Plans Unit, Technological Hazards Unit, Training and Education Unit, and Exercise/Continuous Improvement Unit.

The Preparedness Division is dedicated to the whole community by managing and coordinating a comprehensive all-hazards program to achieve a more resilient Texas.