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MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
Being prepared for emergencies is everyone’s task. In times of calm and peace, we may tend to relax a little too much, which could lead to a feeling of complacency. And in our line of work, complacency kills. Emergencies can happen anywhere and almost any time in Texas.
CHALLENGES OF THE MAY 4 FLOOD EVENT RESPONSE IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS
Beginning May 4, 2015, much of Texas endured a series of severe weather events that produced unprecedented flooding, including a large portion of the counties that make up Texas Department of Public Safety Region 2. Of the 35 counties in Region 2, 24 experienced varying degrees of flooding that ranged from minor to catastrophic levels.
For the past month, Jason Dush, TDEM EMS manager, has worked with DPS Law Enforcement Education Academy staff to provide training for DPS troopers as well as recruits on the Self-Aid/Buddy-Aid concept, including tourniquet and direct pressure application using equipment from DPS-issued medical “blow out” kits.
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