Presentation on theme: "Texas Department of Public Safety. Region III -covers 28 counties -Encompasses – 36,336 sq miles -Serves 2,273,131 residents of the State of Texas Only."— Presentation transcript:
State Coordinators Within TDEM headquarters, state coordinators oversee the functions of Operations; Preparedness; Mitigation, Recovery and Fund Management; Management and Budget; and the State Operations Center Management Team. TDEM also has state coordinators assigned to the seven DPS regions, which encompass the Disaster Districts and the Capitol Area. These state coordinators oversee the team of district coordinators to provide support to local jurisdictions and officials as they prepare for and respond to disasters
DISASTER DISTRICT COMMITTEE (DDC) As prescribed by Chapter 418 of the Texas Government Code, a disaster district committee consists of representatives of the state agencies, boards, commissions, and organized volunteer groups with membership on the Emergency Management Council. The Highway Patrol commanding officer of each district serves as chair of the Disaster District Committee and reports to the assistant director of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) on matters relating to disasters and emergencies. The Disaster District Committee chair is assisted by the Council representatives assigned to that district, who provide guidance, counsel, and administrative support as required. The Disaster District Committee chair serves as the authoritative liaison between the district’s local officials and the Jack Colley State Operations Center (SOC) during large-scale disasters or emergencies.
District Coordinators TDEM district coordinators are the division’s field response personnel stationed throughout the state. They have a dual role as they carry out emergency preparedness activities and also coordinate emergency response operations. – In their preparedness role, they assist local officials in carrying out emergency planning, training, and exercises, and developing emergency teams and facilities. They also teach a wide variety of emergency management training courses. – In their response role, they deploy to incident sites to assess damage, identify urgent needs, advise local officials regarding state assistance, and coordinate deployment of state emergency resources to assist local emergency responders.
Texas Department of Public Safety District 3A covers three counties -Encompasses 3,643 sq. miles -Serves a population of 1,203,123 citizens -Houses 9 international bridges and 1 ferry crossing -Houses a foreign trade seaport (Port of Brownsville) -Houses newly developed energy wind farms
District 3B covers four counties -Encompasses 6,740 sq miles -Serves a population of 328,565 citizens -Has seven international bridges and one rail bridge -Houses a hydro-electric power plant at Falcon Dam -Houses an energy wind farm
Sub District 3B covers 9 counties and the Kickapoo Tribe - Encompasses 14,398 sq miles -Serves a population of 169,456 citizens -House Laughlin Air Force Base: top 5 busiest airfields. -Houses four ports of entry and one rail bridge -Houses an energy wind farm -Houses portion of Eagle Ford Shale -Houses Amistad Reservoir (NPS Reservoir and Dam) -Houses two Hydro-electric plants
District 3C covers twelve counties - Encompasses 11,555 sq miles -Serves a population of 571,987 citizens -Has the 5 th largest foreign trade port in the US -Contains seven major chemical plants -Contains six major refineries -Houses portion of Eagle Ford Shale -Houses two energy wind farms