State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR)
Do you or anyone you know need some assistance during times of an emergency event? The state of Texas presents the STEAR program. The STEAR program is a free registry that provides local emergency planners and emergency responders with additional information on the needs in their community. Texas communities use the registry information in different ways. Registering yourself in the STEAR registry DOES NOT guarantee that you will receive a specific service during an emergency. Available services will vary by community. For more information on how your community will use information in the STEAR registry, contact your local emergency management office.
Who Should Register?
- People with Disabilities
- People with access and functional needs such as:
- People who have limited mobility
- People who have communication barriers
- People who require additional medical assistance during an emergency event
- People who require transportation assistance
- People who require personal care assistance
How to Register
- Register Online at State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry
- Dial 2-1-1 or use your video telephone relay option of choice to contact 211 at 877-541-7905 (Texas Information Referral Network)
- Registration forms
Required Information to Register
- Phone Number
- Primary Language
Additional questions asked to capture vital information for local emergency planners and responders
- Emergency Contact Information
- Caregiver Information
- Transportation assistance for home evacuation
- Communication Barriers
- Disability, Functional or Medical Needs
Registration is VOLUNTARY
All of the information you provide will be kept COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL.
Individual assistance questions, please contact your local government emergency management coordinator for more information.
The STEAR program was developed by the state of Texas to assist local governments with obtaining information on the needs of your citizens during an emergency event. The program provides detailed information on citizens who may have disabilities and require additional assistance during an event or who have transportation needs. The information can be used for preparedness and response activities. This program is free to local governments and individuals. If your jurisdiction would like to participate in this program, please fill out the Data Custodian Appointment Form found on this page and send to the e-mail address on the form.
STEAR Forms and Documentation
- STEAR One-page Flyer (PDF)
- STEAR One-page Flyer (Spanish) (PDF)
- STEAR Trifold Flyer (PDF)
- Nursing Home & Assisted Living STEAR Registration Form (PDF)
- STEAR Individual Registration Form (2021) (PDF)
- STEAR Individual Registration Form (2021) (Spanish) (PDF)
- STEAR Data Custodian Appointment Form (PDF)
- STEAR Local Government Frequently Asked Questions
- Active STEAR Custodians by County and City
- STEAR General Public PowerPoint
- STEAR Local Government PowerPoint
- STEAR Handbook
Any questions please contact STEAR or
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, each individual who needs assistance during an emergency event must register to register.
Nursing homes or assisted living facilities should fill out the “facility form” rather than the individual form.