Texas Emergency Management ONLINE 2015 Vol. 62 No. 9

Texas Emergency Management Briefs, Tips and Links

2016 Texas Emergency Management Conference Call for Presentations Open!
The Texas Division of Emergency Management is accepting proposals for the 2016 Texas Emergency Management Conference. Presentations that focus on current issues, lessons learned, creative best practices and participant interaction are strongly encouraged and will be given preference. Multiple submissions are welcome.

Speaker Submissions. The Conference Speaker Application must be filled out completely to be considered. The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, October 30, 2015.

Speaker Contact Information. Please direct any speaker-related questions to Susan Vessell, Workshop Coordinator, via e-mail: TDEM.CONFERENCE@dps.texas.gov. Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2016 Texas Emergency Management Conference. We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio!

Training and Exercise  Update

Training and Exercise Update
The Preparedness Section of the Texas Division of Emergency Management posts a Training and Exercise Update publication each month on the TDEM website. The update provides information about emergency management training and exercise opportunities plus tips and suggestions for your preparedness planning. To view the update, follow this link:
Training and Exercise Update

May 2015 Severe Weather in Texas
How Do I Request Assistance?
Governor Greg Abbott requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration for areas of Texas affected by the ongoing severe weather across the state. On Saturday, May 30, the president granted this request for funds to assist in recovery.

Available Assistance
Two types of assistance are available, individual and public.

Individual assistance provides affected residents and businesses with access to disaster housing, disaster grants, low-interest disaster loans, and other disaster aid programs including crisis counseling, disaster-related unemployment assistance, legal aid and assistance with income tax, Social Security and veteran’s benefits.

For more information, follow this link:  FEMA Assistance.

Save the Date:
2015 ALERRT Conference
November 1-4, 2015
Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center
1001 E. McCarty Lane, San Marcos, Texas 78666
Conference Information

Texas EMS Conference
November 22-25, 2015
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Dallas, Texas
650 S. Griffin Street, Dallas, Texas 75202
Conference Website
Online Registration

Ninth Annual EMAT Leadershop Symposium
February 7-10, 2016
Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center
1001 E. McCarty Lane, San Marcos, Texas 78666
Emergency Management Association of Texas

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