TX-TERT Deployment for Hurricane Harvey

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.