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.
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
Scalability – Multiple components that can be scaled to fit the needs of the incident
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
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.