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WHAT IS THE TEXAS EMERGENCY MEDICAL TASK FORCE?

The Texas Emergency Medical Task Force (TX EMTF) is a series of components that are capable of activating resources on behalf of Texas on a state mission that provides a custom, scalable approach to medical disaster response. The key to the program is the ability to activate our members from EMS & fire departments, public and private healthcare organizations, regional coalitions, & state and local government who provide personnel & assets that activate during disasters.

Our Mission

To minimize suffering and loss of life through an agile, flexible and reliable disaster medical response system that exceeds the expectations of our stakeholders and citizens across the great State of Texas.

How we do it

  • Hospital – Mobile Medical Units (MMU) that can be deployed and accepting patients within just a few hours

  • Highly trained clinicians – We utilize physicians, nurses, and paramedics that are actively practicing in critical care environments

  • MOA – 100’s of signed agreements with fire, EMS, and hospital agencies across the state

Our Vision

To expand upon our role as a critical public safety partner that delivers exceptional pre-hospital emergency medical care in a disaster environment. Alongside our state, regional and local partners, we will enhance our state’s ability to be resilient when confronted by man-made and natural disasters through superior disaster medical care for Texans. We will maintain the trust of our stakeholders through skilled coordination and collaboration across all level of government and continuing to serve as a model program for other states across the Nation.

OUR COMPONENTS

MISSION

  • Public Safety Logistics Subject Matter Experts in Staging Large Numbers of Assets
  • Manages the Stage Site, Mobilization, and Tracking of Activated ESF-8 Resources

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MISSION

  • Primary mission is to provide medical transport & evacuation services during a large-scale disaster.
  • Secondary missions include responding to mass casualty incidents, firefighter rehabilitation, incident support for all hazards, & other appropriate, like missions.
  • Strike teams are incorporated into regional response plans in addition to being available for a state activation

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MISSION

  • Teams of 5 Air Ambulances with a Strike Team Leader
  • Supplemental Medical Transport for Critical and Large-Scale Patient Movement Missions

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MISSION

  • Primary mission is to provide advanced medical transport and evacuation services for a large-scale disaster.
  • Secondary missions include responding to mass casualty incidents, incident support, firefighter rehabilitation, and other appropriate, like missions
  • AMBUSes are incorporated into local & regional response plans in addition to being available for a state activation

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MISSION

  • Augment & support the needs of the regional health-care system with the care, transport, & or transfer of patients with a high consequence infectious disease [HCID]

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MISSION

  • Medical Incident Management Personnel Augmenting Operations Centers & Command Posts
  • Subject Matter Experts and Leaders in the ESF-8 Health and Medical Arena

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MISSION

  • Augment and support the needs of a disaster impacted community with temporary healthcare infrastructure that is configurable to the incident
  • Primarily used for the initial triage, treatment, stabilization and transfer purposes but may be used for a variety of other missions [a MMU is not intended for long term care

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MISSION

  • Teams of 5 Nurses with a Strike Team Leader
  • Augment Nursing Staff Shortages in Disasters that are Speciality Specific (ED, ICU, Burn, etc.)

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MISSION

  • Tactical Medic Support for Large-Scale/Complex Coordinated Terror Incidents
  • Specialized Teams of 2 Paramedics/APPs/Physicians & an ALS/MICU Ambulance

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MISSION

  • Provide operational assistance to medicolegal authorities with site operations, morgue operations, Victim Identification Center, and Victim Information Center operations following a mass-fatality incident that overwhelms a local jurisdiction.

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MISSION

Medical teams embedded within wildland firefighting units to provide immediate medical care.

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