Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2013 Vol. 60 No. 8

W. Nim Kidd MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

Being prepared to respond and recover from emergencies is everyone’s challenge. In times of calm and peace, we may tend to relax a little too much--possibly leading to a feeling of complacency. In our line of work, complacency kills. Emergencies within the state can happen at any time and without warning.

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LTE LTE

Mobile data has become an integral part of public safety response but, unlike public safety radio, response organizations utilize the same carrier networks as other consumers. The problem lies within the fact that carrier networks are not built for mission critical redundancy nor do they prioritize the traffic of public safety.

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Drought Situation in Texas DROUGHT SITUATION IN TEXAS

Starting in 2011, Texas has broken records when it comes to drought with 2011 being the single worst single year drought on record to 2012 being the warmest year.

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BioWatch Exercise BIOWATCH EXERCISE

On July 16 – 18, TDEM participated in the Texas Tri-City BioWatch Exercise. The exercise was a combination of both operations-based and discussion-based elements conducted simultaneously in three Texas BioWatch jurisdictions for the first two days. The activities in each jurisdiction focused on local response capabilities and issues.

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Briefs, Tips and Links 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