State of Tx 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

Click here to register

What to expect from Ellis County:

Registering yourself in the STEAR registry DOES NOT guarantee that you will receive a specific service during an emergency. Information from the registry will be used by the Ellis County Office of Emergency Management staff to direct services to those needing assistance. However, emergency services may take some time to get to your location or make contact with you via phone. You should take steps to be self-sufficient until emergency services contact you. Some examples include having back-up emergency equipment, spare batteries, small power generators, emergency contact information for caregivers, etc. In the event of an emergency that impacts you, always call 9-1-1 immediately if you need assistance; do not expect emergency responders to contact you first. 

For more information on how Ellis County will use information in the STEAR registry, contact the Ellis County Office of Emergency Management at 972-825-5199.