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Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2017 Vol. 64 No. 11

The Texas Division of Emergency Management is accepting article submissions for The Texas Emergency Management Online (TEMO) newsletter. If you have an idea for a topic or would like to submit an article, send an email to TDEM.WEB@dps.texas.gov.

null W. Nim Kidd MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

Welcome to November, Texas! The temperatures should start cooling off here soon, fingers crossed! We celebrate Thanksgiving in November, reminding us of all the things we're so thankful for: living in the great state of Texas, our families, and our first responders who keep us safe. I'd like to remind Texas emergency managers of one more thing we should be thankful for – the amazing mutual aid system we have built here in Texas.



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Energy In Motion – Radiological Emergency Preparedness In Texas ENERGY IN MOTION – RADIOLOGICAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS IN TEXAS

Are Texans experiencing a growing problem with mutant roosters? Is radiation exposure to blame? The picture to the left suggests these beasts are capable of growing to the height of a grown man and the width of a Volkswagen Beetle. Could something as sinister as radiation be at fault? One may argue theories and beliefs that support this notion, but Google and Photoshop are generally the chief culprits.


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EMAT is working for you EMAT IS WORKING FOR YOU

Since 1987, the Emergency Management Association of Texas (EMAT) has worked to represent emergency management professionals throughout the State of Texas. The mission of EMAT is to provide an opportunity for members to shape emergency management policy and practices in Texas.



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The Silent Killer: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning THE SILENT KILLER: CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas that causes flu-like symptoms that are often misinterpreted after an exposure. Initial symptoms of CO poisoning, such as headache, nausea and fatigue, are often mistaken for the flu, because the deadly gas isn't detected by our sense of smell. CO poisoning is caused by inhalation combustion fumes.



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TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BRIEFS, TIPS AND LINKS NEWS BRIEFS

TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BRIEFS, TIPS AND LINKS
Find more information on events and resources for the emergency management community.



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