Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2011 Vol. 58 No. 9

W. Nim Kidd MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

September is National Preparedness Month and the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Our nation has set aside this month not just to remember the tragedy but to reinforce the need for all of us to be prepared for disasters and emergencies.

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ETN Wristbands ETN WRISTBANDS AVAILABLE FOR USE IN TRAINING

Since the inception of the Emergency Tracking Network (ETN), one of the primary requests from Emergency Management Coordinators and other users across the state is to be able to use actual wristbands for training and exercises. Chief W. Nim Kidd and the ETN Advisory Group have made reusable ETN training bands a high priority.

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Leader Joint Assistance Center THE ROLE OF JOINT ASSISTANCE CENTERS IN DISASTERS

A Joint Assistance Center (JAC) offers direct resources and services to disaster survivors and assists local jurisdictions in expediting the recovery process. This is done by bringing together local, county and state agencies along with voluntary disaster relief organizations and faith-based partners.

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Texas Task Force Canines Assist Joplin TEXAS TASK FORCE 1 CANINES ASSIST JOPLIN

Specially trained Texas canines were deployed to help the people of Joplin, MO following the EF-5 tornado that killed more than 125 people earlier this year. Texas Task Force 1 (TX-TF 1) provided three canine search teams with two search team managers. The team had offered assistance to Missouri and other states affected by recent severe weather and tornadoes.

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Emergency Management briefs TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BRIEFS, TIPS AND LINKS

Find more information on events and resources for the emergency management community.

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Texas Division of Emergency Management
Texas Department of Public Safety
P.O. Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773
Phone: (512) 424-2138   Fax: (512) 424-2444
www.txdps.state.tx.us/DEM

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