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Infectious Disease Response Demonstration- MEDIA ADVISORY

11/6/2014 12:00 AM

COLLEGE STATION - On Saturday, November 8th, the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, Product Development Center (TEEX PDC) will provide an opportunity for media to see demonstrations and hear explanations of skills, equipment and technologies used in infectious disease response including operations utilizing field hospitals, personal protective equipment, decontamination protocols and patient management. Interview opportunities will be provided with TEEX subject matter experts who can give detailed explanations of the equipment and discuss relevant TEEX training and courses. This demonstration is being held for robotics experts as part of a workshop that will help build a foundation of understanding for how medical and emergency responders are currently trained to handle infectious disease and/or medical disasters with discussion of future training, test & evaluation protocols needed to advance global response to infectious diseases.

FOR MEDIA PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY

WHEN: Saturday, November 8th, 10:00am-12:30PM

WHERE: TEEX Emergency Operations Training Center (See area map link & attached facility map)

NECESSARY TO ATTEND AND COVER: All media interested in covering this demonstration must RSVP prior to the event to the TEEX contacts below. Media will be badged and escorted by TEEX staff at all times while on the facility.

IMPORTANT: Media must be checked in before 10am, no late arrivals can be accommodated.

MORE INFORMATION: Media will park in the lot adjacent to the Emergency Operations Training Center (EOTC). Please enter the facility at Gate G (see attached map for specific detail). Signage will guide you to parking. Please note there is a strict 10mph speed limit while on the campus.

AREA MAP: http://www.teex.org/TEEX/documents/TEEXCityMapclr-opt.pdf

About TEEX:
The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is an internationally recognized leader in the delivery of law enforcement, emergency response, public works, homeland security and workforce training and exercises, technical assistance, and economic development. Last year, TEEX served more than 169,000 people from every U.S. state and territory and 79 countries worldwide. As part of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium, the agency is the home of the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center and also sponsors the state’s urban search and rescue team, Texas Task Force 1. TEEX makes a difference by providing training, developing practical solutions, and saving lives.

TEEX is a member of The Texas A&M University System.

MEDIA CONTACTS
Brian Blake
Brian.Blake@teex.tamu.edu
PH: 979-458-6837, Cell: 979-324-8995

Will Welch
William.Welch@teex.tamu.edu
PH: 979-458-6979, Cell: 979-220-2840

Contact Information

Kathy Fraser

Associate Director of Marketing and Communications

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