During the TX-TERT disaster deployment to Hurricane Isaac the
response team waited over 25 hours to get the “go-ahead” from Louisiana
Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) authorities. The disaster
affected Telecommunicators had already worked over 40 hours without
relief and their EMAC would not approve the request until the agency
confirmed how they were going to house, feed and support the TX-TERT
Team. As you can imagine, the disaster affected agency’s personnel were
exhausted and victims themselves, several had lost homes or had
displaced family members.
This incident became a priority for TX-TERT "Lessons Learned". With your support the TX-TERT deployment trailer will allow:
Quick deployment for immediate relief of exhausted disaster affected 9-1-1 Telecommunicators
Support deployed Telecommunicators short/long term during disaster events
Maintain daily operations within a 9-1-1 center regardless of circumstances
Our goal is to raise $30,000. The funds will be used to
purchase a deployment trailers and secure storage and maintenance fees.
If funds are not reached by the deadline, the Texas Chapters of APCO
and NENA will extend the fundraiser until they are met.
is the first federally recognized Telecommunicator disaster deployment
team. They have receive numerous recognitions throughout the state to
2008 Award of Gratitude, Galveston County
2009 Presidential Award, TX-NENA
2009 Award of Merit, Commission on State Emergency Communications
2009 Presidential Achievements Award, TX-APCO
2009 P.R.I.D.E Award, North Central Texas Council of Governments
2012 Hot Stuff Award, NCTCOG Emergency Preparedness
2012 Recognition of Merit Award, St. John the Baptist Parish, LA
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Who does 9-1-1 call when 9-1-1 needs help? TX-TERT!