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Preparing Texas

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Texas Division of Emergency Management; Mitigate; Prevent; Protect; Respond; Recover

Connecting people to agencies for preventing or mitigating emergency disasters.

Mailing Address:

Texas Division of Emergency Management
1033 La Posada Drive - Suite 300
Austin, Texas 78752

Fax: (512) 424-5647

Physical Address:

Texas Division of Emergency Management
1033 La Posada Drive - Suite 250
Austin, Texas 78752

 

FEMA's Preparedness Directorate National Training and Education Division

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Emergency Management Institute
16825 S. Seton Ave.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Switchboard: (301) 447-1000
Admissions Fax: (301) 447-1658

National Preparedness courses and schduling.

Homeland Security Information

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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Our mission is helping people before, during and after disasters. Our core values and goals help us achieve it.

At FEMA, we employ more than 20,000 people nationwide. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., we have 10 regional offices located across the country. We leverage a tremendous capacity to coordinate within the federal government to make sure America is equipped to prepare for and respond to disasters.

Write to FEMA

FEMA
P.O. Box 10055
Hyattsville, MD 20782-8055

FEMA Helpline

1-800-621-3362 (711 or Video Relay Service available)

TTY: 1-800-462-7585

Call 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET

 

 

DisasterAssitance.gov

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Mission

The Disaster Assistance Improvement Program’s (DAIP) mission is to provide disaster survivors with information, support, services, and a means to access and apply for disaster assistance through joint data-sharing efforts between federal, tribal, state, local, and private sector partners.

Preparing Texas

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Texas Division of Emergency Management; Mitigate; Prevent; Protect; Respond; Recover

Connecting people to agencies for preventing or mitigating emergency disasters.

Mailing Address:

Texas Division of Emergency Management
1033 La Posada Drive - Suite 300
Austin, Texas 78752

Fax: (512) 424-5647

Physical Address:

Texas Division of Emergency Management
1033 La Posada Drive - Suite 250
Austin, Texas 78752

Texas Association of Regional Councils

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1210 San Antonio Street, Suite 201
Austin, Texas 78701

The Texas Association of Regional Councils (TARC) is the statewide association of regional councils, whose members are focused on enhancing quality of life through regional strategies, partnerships and solutions. The 24 regional councils, also known as councils of governments (COGs), are comprised of city, county and special district members working together to implement cost-effective, results-oriented strategies that address statewide and local needs on a regional scale.

 

Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM)

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Headquarters

Texas Division of Emergency Management
1033 La Posada, Suite 300
Austin, Texas 78752

Main Number/Texas State Operations Center: (512) 424-2208

The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) coordinates the state emergency management program, which is intended to ensure the state and its local governments respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters and implement plans and programs to help prevent or lessen the impact of emergencies and disasters. TDEM implements programs to increase public awareness about threats and hazards, coordinates emergency planning, provides an extensive array of specialized training for emergency responders and local officials, and administers disaster recovery and hazard mitigation programs in the State of Texas.

Texas Homeland Security - Border Programs Team

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Mailing Address:

Office of the Governor
c/o Public Safety Office
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, Texas 78711-2428

Phone:  512-463-1919

The mission of the Border Programs team, under the Office of the Govenor, is to fund grants that increase security along the Texas-Mexico and international water borders. These grants provide resources for increased patrols in order to detect, deter, and disrupt drug, human, and other contraband trafficking and crimes. Other funding is used to provide additional training and prosecution resources to handle cases resulting from border-related crime.

The Border Programs team coordinates with local law enforcement agencies, the Department of Public Safety, the United States Customs and Border Protection, and DHS to encourage the effective use of grant funds for border security operations.

Texas Interoperable Communications Coalition (TxICC)

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Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC)
Karla Jurrens
Texas Statewide Interoperability Coordinator
Texas Department of Public Safety

Email: TXSWIC@dps.texas.gov

The Texas Interoperable Communications Commission (TxICC) is comprised of public safety communications representatives from public safety and incident response entities across the state and maintains chartered responsibility of the SCIP. The TxICC works in coordination with the Homeland Security Grants Division within the Office of the Governor to adopt the guidance provided by SAFECOM Grant Guidance and the National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP).

Texans Get Ready!

Texans, Get Ready! (English, eBook)

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Texans, Get Ready! Be Prepared to Survive and Recover from a Disaster
By Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Use this disaster preparedness guide to protect yourself and your household during and immediately after a catastrophe by making a disaster plan and a disaster kit. Plan to take care of yourself without outside help for at least 3 days.

Special considerations include keeping food safe to eat, sheltering-in-place, and discussing a disaster with children.

Download a copy for free from Smashwords

Texans, Get Ready! (English, pdf)

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From Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, a PDF document of, "Texans, Get Ready! Be Prepared to Survive and Recover from a Disaster."

 

Texans, Get Ready! (Spanish, pdf)

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De Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, un documento PDF de "¡Tejanos, prepárense! Prepárense para sobrevivir y recuperarse de un desastre"

Farmers & Ranchers, Get Ready! (English, pdf)