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MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
As another year begins, we look back on an eventful 2017. While Texans certainly had our hands full with various challenges in rural, urban, and coastal communities, we united to rebuild, and these efforts continue into the new year. As always, TDEM staff are ready to work alongside first responders and emergency managers across the state to continue innovating and improving our processes to better serve and protect Texans.
DPS UNVEILS NEW TXALERTS FLYER PROGRAM FOR MISSING
When an official AMBER, Blue, Silver or Endangered Missing alert is issued, immediate and clear communication to the public is critical. After law enforcement, the public is the next most critical resource in finding missing individuals. To add another communication tool to the mix of local and state law enforcement efforts, the Texas Department of Public Safety has created a new electronic flyer program.
TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE TEAM (TEMAT) RESPONSE TO HURRICANE HARVEY
The Texas Emergency Management Assistance Team (TEMAT) program was initiated in 2016 as part of Governor Abbott's Texas Homeland Security 2017 – 2021 Strategic Plan. TEMAT is the forward response and recovery team for the Texas Department of Public Safety. TEMAT is deployed as a force multiplier under the direction of the Texas Division of Emergency Management in order to support local entities during catastrophic incidents or events.
STOP THE BLEED: Management of the injured when seconds count
Have you ever thought about what you would do if you or a family member suffered a severe injury and had major bleeding? As reported by the American College of Surgeons, uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of trauma-related death. To increase the chance of survival when there is major bleeding, quick action is required.
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