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Posted on: August 30, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Texas Deployment


FCAM Executive Board provides the following update for Texas activations.

There has been many questions and several discussions regarding activation to Texas. At this time Texas has requested for 100 more swift water Type 1 or Type 2 teams only thru MEMA. All Technical Rescue Teams in Massachusetts have been queried and the only two teams who meet the Type 1 or 2 level is Metro Boston and Southeastern Mass. For that reason, these two teams have been working with FCAM, DFS and MEMA to prepare budget documentation for potential deployment.

DFS has also queried the Commonwealth for what resources will be available for in State assets, should both these teams be deployed, along with the MATF 1 deployment. There are plenty of resources still available throughout the Commonwealth to cover whatever may be thrown at us during a deployment. Should deployment become a reality, Chiefs will be notified of what resources will be deployed as Chiefs may need to modify your local running assignments for resources during deployment.

We have attached the FEMA Typing sheet to this email, if you have any questions as to why certain groups have not been activated, you can defer to the typing sheet. We cannot differ from the Typing sheet, FEMA has been specific for only Type 1 or Type 2 teams, so your must have all resources listed under either of those types.

For those who do not Type, you should really try to get your arms around FEMA’s Typing and establish your teams to a certain type level. If you do not type your team to a FEMA Type Level, your team will never be deployed as part of a FEMA activation.

As of this time there are no further requests for any other types of resources.

FCAM Executive Board



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