August 30, 2017
Today, we deployed two more teams. Team Three, with six members, is en route to Missouri City Police Department, while Team Four, with five members, is en route to Aransas Pass Police Department. Both teams will be deployed for seven days.
August 29, 2017
We received notification that a third request was submitted to the State this morning from Missouri City Police Department, and expect the State to provide the official request in the morning. A team of six is assembled and ready to go when the call is made.
August 31, 2017
Today, we deployed a team of four to Ingleside Police Department for seven days. One deployed from Abilene while three deployed from Arlington.
August 29, 2017
This afternoon, TX TERT deployed Team Two to Dickinson Police Department for seven days. The team consists of two Team Leaders and Two Members:
August 28, 2017
The first TX-TERT team to deploy included two team leaders and four team members who departed from Arlington, TX, at 1530 hours on August 28, 2017, en route to Aransas Public Safety Communications in Rockport, TX.
By Thursday, August 31, five TX-TERT teams had deployed to assist with 9-1-1 dispatch relief in Texas. Read the updates:
Submitted by Jason Smith, ENP, Texas TERT State Coordinator
The first TX-TERT team to deploy included two team leaders and four team members who departed from Arlington, TX, at 1530 hours on August 28, 2017, en route to Aransas Public Safety Communications in Rockport, TX. The team of six will assist communications staff at the PSAP for seven days.
Deployed team information:
Team Leader: Jennifer Veber, North Richland Hills PD
Team Leader: Ayanna Barnes, Highland Park DPS
Team Member: Chassidy Osman, North Richland Hills PD
Team Member: Christine Thompson, Midlothian PD
Team Member: Nathan Alvarez, Midlothian PD
Team Member: Leslie Weinrich, Southwest Regional Communications Center
There is still the strong possibility that 13 TX TERT members will be requested to assist four PSAPs within the next 24-36 hours. There is also a possibility that the City of Richmond (southeast of Houston) could request TERT assistance in the near future.
More information and photos are available on the TX TERT Facebook and Twitter pages.