MAKE A PLAN
Disasters can happen at anytime and anywhere! Whether it be a technological or accidental hazard (power outage, nuclear power plant accident, etc.), a natural disaster (hurricane, tornado, flooding, fires, etc.), or a terrorist hazard (explosions, chemical threats, etc.), it is important that you are prepared! Considering the different types of disasters you may be susceptible to is also helpful when preparing, but there are basic steps you can take in order to prepare for any type of disaster. For more information, you can go to ready.gov or use the following forms to help prepare yourself for a disaster:
- Family Emergency Plan
- Disaster Preparedness Kit Checklist
- Pets and Disaster Safety Checklist
- Disaster Preparedness for College Students
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Urban Search & Rescue (US&R)
Urban search-and-rescue (US&R) involves the location, rescue (extrication), and initial medical stabilization of victims trapped in confined spaces.
Texas A&M University System
The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $4.7 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities and eight state agencies, the Texas A&M System educates more than 153,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. System-wide, research and development expenditures exceeded $996 million in FY 2017 and helped drive the state’s economy.
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)
Preparing search and rescue teams worldwide for the unthinkable.
Texas Division of Emergency Management
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.
Texas Military Department
The Texas Military Department is composed of the three branches of the military in the state of Texas. These branches are the Texas Army National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, and the Texas State Guard. All three branches are administered by the state Adjutant General, an appointee of the Governor of Texas, and fall under the command of the Governor.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Texas A&M Forest Service
Protecting and sustaining forests, trees and related natural resources.
U.S. Fire Administration
Working for a Fire-Safe America
National Hurricane Center
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Texas Interagency Coordination Center (TICC)
TICC has mobilized more than 40,000 emergency response personnel and hundreds of aircraft and pieces of equipment from all over the United States to support disaster relief efforts in Texas.
STATE URBAN SEARCH & RESCUE ALLIANCE (SUSAR)
Task Force Sites
Arizona Task Force 1
California Task Force 1
California Task Force 2
California Task Force 3
California Task Force 4
California Task Force 5
California Task Force 6
California Task Force 7
California Task Force 8
Florida Task Force 1
Florida Task Force 2
Indiana Task Force 1
Massachusetts Task Force 1
Maryland Task Force 1
Missouri Task Force 1
Nebraska Task Force 1
New Jersey Task Force 1
Nevada Task Force 1
New York Task Force 1
Ohio Task Force 1
Pennsylvania Task Force 1
Tennessee Task Force 1
Utah Task Force 1
Virginia Task Force 1
Virginia Task Force 2
Washington Task Force 1