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Texas National Guard Partners with Texas Task Force 1 for Swift Water Rescue Training
  Members of the media will have the opportunity to view the joint-training exercise from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter on Wednesday, Oct. 29.
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Basic Economic Development Course draws professionals from 8 states
  Sixty economic development professionals from eight states attended the Fall 2014 Basic Economic Development Course in Austin, TX.
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Holt named Vice Chair of IAFC Technology Council
  Caleb Holt, Manager of the TEEX Product Development Center, has been named the Vice Chair of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Technology Council.
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TEEX training for medical personnel addresses Ebola threat and more
  The recent outbreak of Ebola, a viral hemorrhagic fever, has the medical community seeking information about how to identify the disease and manage patient care, while protecting themselves from contamination. TEEX has addressed those topics and more for 15 years as part of its training in Medical Management of CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive) Events.
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Two TX-TF1 Boat Squads, Rescue Swimmers deployed to Pecos in response to flooding
  The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) has requested Texas Task Force 1 (TX-TF1) mobilize some of its assets to Pecos, Texas, to assist the local jurisdiction with response to flooding occurring in the area. Two Boat Squads and rescue swimmers were deployed to man two Blackhawk helicopters in partnership with Texas Military Forces.
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BIG Lake at Center of West Texas Oil Boom
  Growing oil exploration in the Wolfcamp/Cline geologic formation has positioned Big Lake, Texas at the center of one of the nation’s largest production fields. To assess the growing demands on the region, the Knowledge Engineering, Economic Development unit at Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) in cooperation with Big Lake, reviewed the competitive factors impacting its growth and economic diversification.
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‘Pediatric Disaster Response’ course addresses needs of children in a crisis
  A new course offered by TEEX, Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness, is designed to identify gaps, integrate efforts and enhance the ability of the community to plan for and more effectively manage the effects of a disaster on children.
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And then, there were two: Bretagne and Woody
  Retired Texas Task Force 1 search dog Bretagne was believed to be the last remaining Search Canine who deployed to the World Trade Center site in New York City after the events of 9/11. We are pleased to learn that Ohio Task Force 1 search canine Woody, who also deployed to Ground Zero, is happily enjoying retirement in Ohio.
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Web-based simulation software links emergency responders in Newark and College Station
  The new web-based Emergency Management * Exercise System (EM*ES Web) simulation software has been successfully deployed to connect emergency responders in two locations – 1,600 miles apart. The Newark, NJ, Emergency Operations Center (EOC) used the EM*ES to connect to the city’s Incident Management Team in College Station during a daylong exercise.
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TEEX OSHA Training Institute Celebrates 20 years
  Expecting to train over 6000 students this year and contributing $1.25 million to the Mesquite economy over the past 5 years, the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Region VI OSHA Training Institute Education Center is celebrating its 20th year.
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