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EMTF 1 is one of eight Emergency Medical Task Force (EMTF) regions in the state of Texas.  It covers the counties in the Panhandle RAC (TSA-A) and BRAC (TSA-B). 


What does TXEMTF provide for Texas?

    * Modular personnel and equipment packages:

        - medical disasters of every size & scope

        - regionally and statewide

    * Texans caring for Texans:

        - rapid deployment model that deploys highly skilled medical professionals to disasters

    * Leadership and structure

        - integrates with local, regional and state incident command systems

    * Leverages existing partnerships

        - emergency medical service providers, hospitals & physician groups


EMTF-1 Components

Ambulance Strike Team - AST

    - Teams of 5 ambulances with a Strike Team Leader

    - Supplemental medical transport for Large-Scale patient movement missions

    - 30+ Strike Teams Statewide


Mobile Medical Unit - MMU

    - Temporary Healthcare infrastructure that rapidly deploys & provides high quality care in the field

    - Deployable emergency room with scalable teams and assets

    - 8 Teams Statewide


Ambulance Bus - AMBUS

    - Custom multi-patient vehicles with transport capability of 20+

    -Care and mass transport/evacuation for the injured or ill

    -Rehab and force protection for responders

    -13 AMBUSes Statewide


RN Strike Team - RNST

    - Teams of 5 nurses with a strike team leader

    - Augment nursing staff shortages in disasters that are specialty specific (ED, ICU, Pedi, etc.)

    - 15+ Strike Teams Statewide


Medical Incident Support Team - M-IST

    - Personnel augmenting operations centers and command posts

    - Subject matter experts and leaders in the ESF-8, health and medical area

    - 120+ Personnel Trained Statewide


Ambulance Staging Manager - ASM

    - Public safety logistics subject matter experts in staging large number of resources

    - Manages the staging site, mobilization and tracking of ESF-8 resources in the field

    - 200+ Personnel Trained Statewide


Infectious Disease Response Unit - IDRU

    -Support unit that specializes in responses to highly infectious diseases

    - Eight regional caches of EMS and Hospital PPE and supplies

    - Four 72 hour caches available to respond to a facility with a highly infectious patient

    - One two week cache that can follow a 72 hour cache

    - Training for First Responders and hospital staff

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