MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
October marks the beginning of flu season. Each year in Texas and the US, influenza develops into a wide-spread and dangerous epidemic. And each year thousands of people in the US die from flu-related illness. Texans are not immune.
NEW DISTRICT COORDINATOR RESPONSE VEHICLES
Each year, TDEM personnel drive upwards of 1 million miles across the state, responding to state and local emergencies and disasters as well as providing support and assistance for state agencies and local governments with their emergency planning, training and exercises. And over the years, TDEM has continued to develop specialized vehicles to better deliver that support and response.
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY ECA AND CPR TRAINING
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) oversees several locations that are visited by a large number of people every day, such as the State Capitol Complex and driver license offices around the state. Several medical emergencies have occurred in these locations, and our personnel have responded.
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If you have an idea for a topic or would like to submit an article, contact Mike Jones at 512-424-7050.