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Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2017 Vol. 64 No. 7

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null W. Nim Kidd MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

Happy 4th of July, Texans! What a wonderful thing it is to celebrate the independence of our nation in its greatest state. How do you plan to enjoy the holiday? Hopefully you'll be spending the day with family, friends, and great food. I can smell the brisket already! If you're grilling this holiday, keep in mind these grilling safety tips!



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Texas Parks and Wildlife in Emergency Management TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE IN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

People sometimes ask, "What does Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) have to do with emergency management?" The answer is: a whole lot! As frequently as this is asked, though, they typically only ask once – after all, seeing is believing. Whether it's relocating evacuees into state parks or Texas Game Wardens responding to disaster scenes, the agency has much to offer.


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Bleeding Control: Management of the injured when seconds count BLEEDING CONTROL: 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? Per 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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Swiftwater Rescue Training SWIFTWATER RESCUE TRAINING

In September of 2015, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) instituted a water safety program for first response field personnel. The water safety program was created following the tragic deaths of law enforcement officers who died while responding to emergencies in areas inundated with flood waters.



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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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Texas Division of Emergency Management
Texas Department of Public Safety
P.O. Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773
Phone: (512) 424-2138    Fax: (512) 424-2444
www.dps.texas.gov/DEM