The Travis County Executive of Emergency Services oversees the Offices of Emergency Management, Fire Marshal, Technology and Communications, STAR Flight, and serves as liaison for the Commissioners Court with the Medical Examiner’s Office and the Emergency Services Districts (rural fire departments) throughout the County. The Emergency Services Department includes an executive assistant, contract specialist, financial analyst lead and public information officer.

These Emergency Services personnel support and provide leadership for the planning, coordination and delivery of emergency services within the County. Services include: emergency management; fire investigation; medicolegal investigations (Medical Examiner); air emergency medical transport, search and rescue, fire suppression, and law enforcement assist ( STAR Flight). Other Travis County Emergency Services’ functions include: homeland security; hazmat services; technology and communications, and ground emergency medical transport (EMS), contracted through the City of Austin EMS Department.

Travis County Emergency Services includes:

The Travis County Executive of Emergency Services serves as liaison for the Commissioners Court with the:

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Charles Brotherton
County Executive

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TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.6 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.00.
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