Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2013 Vol. 60 No. 9

W. Nim Kidd MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

September is National Preparedness Month. Our nation has set aside this month not just to remember the challenges we, as a nation, have overcome but to reinforce the need for all of us to be prepared for disasters and emergencies.

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FEMA STATE OF TEXAS EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE REGISTRY (STEAR)

On March 15th the Texas Division of Emergency Management introduced the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR). Under development for the last 2 years, this registry provides local and state governments and their response partners with valuable information pertaining to the needs of citizens within their communities.

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State Operations Center History TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND STATE OPERATIONS CENTER HISTORY PART I

Prior to 1950, disaster relief and recovery in Texas was essentially left up to local jurisdictions. But, after a series of major disasters, including the 1947 Texas City explosion, it became apparent that disaster preparedness, response, mitigation and recovery needed a central organization to support the efforts of local governments.

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Virtual Tabletop Exercise TDEM EXERCISE UNIT TO LAUNCH TEXAS VIRTUAL TABLETOP SERIES

Inspired by the highly successful Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Virtual Tabletop Exercise Series (VTTX) the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) is proud to introduce a Texas version of the Virtual Tabletop Exercise Series, apply named the TX-VTTX.

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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 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