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Emergency Management (Fire Marshal Service)

Our Mission is to support County and local governments in the four the phases of the emergency management cycle:

    • --prevention (mitigation),
    • --preparedness (emergency planning),
    • --response, and
    • --recovery

regarding man-made/natural disasters or evolving emergencies.


Emergency Management Newsletter
In this issue:

--Weather Forecast Researchers Release Hurricane Outlook
--Text to 9-1-1: "When You Can't Call, You Can Text"
--Hurricane Preparedness Week
--Reverse 9-1-1
--Glossary of Trpical Cyclone Terminology
--Important Phone Numbers & Web Sites

 

Contact Information

 


1100 E. Monroe St., Suite #B45 | Brownsville, Texas 78520
Ph: (956) 547-7000 | Fax: (956)547-7006

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Fire Marshal Service

 

Fire Safety Tip Sheets: Causes

Escape planning

Fire and safety equipment

Household equipment

Outdoors

Populations

Unintentional injuries

Vehicles

Winter Fire Safety Tips

Literature (Preparedness & S.T.E.A.R. Evacuation Transportation)
Hurricane Evacuation Maps (Zones & Routes) & Important Links
Reverse 911 Emergency Notification Service

Reverse 911 Emergency Notification Service for Mobile Phones

(Servicio de Notificación de Emergencias para Teléfonos Móviles
or call (o marca) 855-879-1911

 

Hurricane Season

Runs June 1 thru November 30

(La temporada de huracanes del Oceano Atlántico

se extiende desde el 1 de junio hasta el 30 de noviembre)


 Weather
(Clima)

 

Local Daily

Audio\Video

Weather

Briefing

 

Local
Weather
Update &
Forecast

 

     Local

  Weather

    Radar    

Tropical

Atlantic

Ocean

Satellite

 

     

 

(Sesion
Informativa
Diaria del
Clima
Local)

(Pronóstico
del
Clima

Local)

(Radar

del
Clima

Local)

(Satélite

del

Oceano 
Atlántico)



Disaster Preparedness
(Preparación Ante-Desastre)



Personal Disaster Preparedness:

(Preparación Personal Ante-Desastre)


I.PRESENTATION:

(PRESENTACION)



"When Disaster Hits, Will You Be Ready?" Hurricane Preparedness Presentation
Presentacion de Preparación Ante-Huracán (Cuando Occura un Desastre, ¿Estarás Listo?



II.  BROCHURES:

(FOLLETOS)

Cameron County Hurricane Preparedness Brochure
Folleto de
Preparación Ante-Huracán

Pre-landfall (Antes de Tocar tierra)
Evacuation (Evacuación)
Emergency Kit (Caja de Emergencia or Suministros)
2-1-1 S.T.E.A.R Registry (Registro 2-1-1 S.T.E.A.R.)
Reverse 911 Mobile Phone Emergency Notification (Servicio de Notificación de Emergencias para Teléfonos Móviles)

Emergency & Disaster Planning for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Planificación de Emergencias y Desastres Para Niños con Necesidades de Salud Especiales

 




1.  Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information to Get Ready
(or Printer-friendly version)

2.  Prepare for Emergencies Now:  Information for Pet Owners
(or
Printer-friendly version)

3.  Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information for Older Americans 
(or Printer-friendly version)


4.  Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information for People with Disabilities 
(or Printer-friendly version)

5.  Severe Weather Awareness Guide 

6.  When Disaster Hits Will You Be Ready?


Español:

1. Prepararse Tiene Sentido: Esté Listo Ahora
(o versión lista para imprimir)

2.  Prepararse Tiene Sentido: Información Para los Dueños de Mascotas
 
3.  Al Ocurrir Un Desastre, ¿Estarás listo?



 

III.  DISASTER PREPAREDNESS VIDEOS:
 Videos de Preparacion Ante-Desastre

1.  Tri-County created Videos:

English/Spanish/American Sign Language



Evacuation Routes
2-1-1 Registry, now named S.T.E.A.R. Registry 
Flood Risk Assessment
Emergency Plan
Emergency Supply Kit
Shelter Tips
Water Safety
Flood Water Health Risks
Food Safety
Debris Removal


2.  Texas (TDEM) created videos (English & American Sign Language)

3. 
Texas (DSHS) created videos (English & Español-Spanish) "Surviving Disaster: How Texans Prepare"


Español

1.  Videos Creados Localmente por el Condado de Cameron, Hidalgo y Willacy
(Trilingüe: Ingles/
Español y idioma para los Sordomudos-American Sign Language)

Rutas de Evacuación
Registro 2-1-1; ahora nombrado Registro S.T.E.A.R.
Evaluación de Riesgo de Inundación
Plan de Emergencia
Equipo de Suministros
Sugerencia Sobre Albergues
Seguridad Sobre Agua
Zonas Anegadas y Riesgos a la Salud
Seguridad Sobre Comidad
Extracción de Escombros 
 

2. 
Videos Creados Por el Estado (DSHS) "Para Sobrevivir Un Desastre: Como Se Prepara Texas"




IV.  FORMS  (courtesy of Texas DSHS)
(FORMULARIOS)

1.  Family Emergency Plan

2.  Disaster Supply Kit Checklist  (or Large-type Disaster Supply Checklist)

3.  Emergency Contact Wallet Card


Español:

1.  Plan de Emergencia Para la Familia

2.  Juego de Suministros Para Desastres

3.  Tarjeta de Cartera de Emergencia



V.  SELF-REGISTRATION PORTALS:
(Portales de Autorregistro)


1. Reverse 9-1-1 Emergency Notification Service for Mobile Phones
(Servicio de Notificación de Emergencias para Teléfonos Móviles

 

NOTE: in the event local emergency officials use this service
(Note: en caso que los oficiales locales de emergencia usen este servicio)


2. State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (S.T.E.A.R.) for Evacuation Transportation Assistance

(
Registro de Asistencia de transporte para Evacuación S.T.E.A.R.)

NOTE: to help responders plan for evacuations; not a substitute for family disaster plan
(NOTE: es para ayudar a los planificadores de evacuación; no es substituto para un plan de desastre para familia)


Aside from registering online, the S.T.E.A.R. form can be emailed or faxed:

  1. Form: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/stear/indivRegForm.pdf
  2. Email: STEAR@dps.texas.gov 
  3. Fax: 866-557-1074


(Además de registrarse en línea, el formulario S. T. E. A. R. puede ser enviado por correo electrónico o por fax):



VI.  WEB SITES:
(Sitios Web)

1.  Be Ready: Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed 

2.  Be Ready: Be Informed about Natural Disasters

3.  Flood Smart: Determine Your Flood Risk

4.  Road Conditions: Courtesy of TxDOT

5.  National Hurricane Preparedness Week 

6.  National Preparedness Month

7. Ready or Not?
Banner Ready or Not In An Emergency English

8.  FEMA Ready Kids Page

9.  Owlie Skywarn's Weather-Ready Kids Page

 


Español:

1.  Listo: Informase. Haga un Plan. Prepare Un Equipo

2.  ¿Estás Listo?

Banner Ready or Not In An Emergency English


VII.  Post-Disaster Assistance Support:
(Apoyo de Asistencia Despues de un Desastre)

 FEMA logo  arc
FEMA
1-800-621-3362 
American Red Cross
1-866-438-4636 
www.fema.gov www.redcross.org




Business (Local Government) Disaster Preparedness:
(Preparación Personal Ante-Desastre Para Negocios y Gobiernos Locales)

I.  BROCHURES:

Every Business Should Have a Plan

Business Emergency Supplies 
Severe Weather Awareness Guide

IRS Disaster Resource Guide for Individuals and Business


II. VIDEOS

IRS Disaster Assistance 


Espanol
:

Todo Negocio Debe Tener Un Plan

III.  WORKSHEETS (courtesy of FEMA):
(Formularios)


PLANNING PHASE

“Risk Assessment Table” (to understand potential emergency scenarios)http://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/RiskAssessment_Table_0.pdf

"Business Impact Analysis” (to predict the consequences of disruption of a business function and process) http://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/BusinessImpactAnalysis_Worksheet.pdf

 

IMPLEMENTATION PHASE

“Business Continuity Plan”
(to overcome the disruption of business)
http://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/BusinessContinuityPlan.pdf

 

"Business Continuity Resource Requirements"
(needs assessment to restore business operations following a disaster)
http://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/ContinuityResource_Worksheet.pdf

“Emergency Response Plan”
(to protect life, property, and environment)
http://www.ready.gov/business/implementation/emergency

 

"Emergency Response Resource Requirements"
(needs assessemnt to respond to emergencies & prepare for forecast events
http://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/EmergencyResponseResources.pdf

“Crisis Communication Plan”
(to keep up-to-date your employees, gov’t officials, clients, and suppliers)
http://www.ready.gov/business/implementation/crisis

 

"Business Computer Inventory"
(to document computers and their specifications used in daily business operations)
http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1389020458024-cc57f03077bab10d20e31385708ffaf7/Business_ComputerInventory_2014.pdf

“Visual Inventory Binder” (to document condition of all furniture and equipment prior to a disaster) by:

   a. photographing furniture and equipment
   b. creating a binder with all photographs



IV. SELF-REGISTRATION PORTALS:
Reverse 9-1-1 Emergency Notification Service for Mobile Phones
(Servicio de Notificación de emergencias para teléfonos móviles)

or call 855-879-1911 

NOTE: in the event local emergency officials use this service)  

(Note: en caso que los oficiales locales de emergencia usen este servicio)



V. WEB SITES:
(Sitios Web)

Be Ready: Preparedness Planning for Your Business 

Be Ready: Be Informed (Natural Disasters)

Flood Smart: One-Step Flood Risk Profile for Business

Road Conditions (Courtesy of TxDOT)

National Hurricane Preparedness Week

National Preparedness Month
NPM Logo low

 

 

Banner Ready or Not In An Emergency English ENGLISH

 

Banner Ready or Not In An Emergency English ESPAÑOL

  


MOLD ERADICATION
(ELIMINACION DE MOHO):

Video
"Eradicating Mold and Mildew"
(Source: FEMA)

 

(Video)
"Qué Hacer Con el Moho"
(Fuente: FEMA)

Pamphlets
"Mold and Mildew: Cleaning Up Your Flood-Damaged Home"
(Source: FEMA--Federal Emergency Management Agency)


"Dealing with Mold & Mildew in Your Flood-Damaged Home"
(Source: FEMA)


"Repairing Your Flooded Home"

(Source: ARC--American Red Cross)

"Returning Home After a Hurricane or Flood"
(Source: ARC)


"Get Rid of Mold"

(Source: CDC--Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

"A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home"
(Source: EPA--Environmental Protecion Agency)

"What You Need to Know About Mold"
(Source: TxDSHS--Texas Department of State Health Services
)

"Consumer Mold information Sheet:Regulation of Mold Assessment and Remediation in Texas"
(Source:TxDSHS)

(Folletos)
"Como Tratar El Moho en Viviendas Debido a Daños por Inundación"
(Fuente: FEMA)


"Como Reparar Su Hogar Inundado"
(Fuente: ARC)


"
Regreso al Hogar después de un Huracán o una Inundación"
(Fuente: ARC)


"Elimine el Moho"
(Fuente: CDC)

 

"Una Breve Guía Para el Moho, la Humedad y Su Hogar"

(Fuente: EPA)


"Lo Que Debe Saber Sobre el Moho"
(Fuente: TxDSHS)





Hazard Mitigation Action Plan



Free NIMS/ICS Training:

ATTENTION EMPLOYEES:

 

1.  NIMS/ICS Training Guideline

Guideline includes brief history, training rationale, course explanation and links to online- setting training for IS-700, IS-800, IS-100 & IS-200.

2.  TRAINING SUGGESTIONS BASED ON DISCIPLINE/JOB (may vary depending on department head’s assessment):

Responder Level Personnel (all disciplines): Required IS-700; Recommended IS-100
First Line Supervisor: IS-700, IS-100 & IS-200
Mid Managers: IS-700, ICS-100, ICS-200 & ICS-300
ICS Command/ ICS General Staff/Elected Officials: IS-700, ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-300, ICS-400 & IS-800

3.  FREE ONLINE TRAINING AVALABLE:

IS-700.A (online course available: click here)
IS-100.B (online course available: click here)
IS-100.LEb (instead of taking 100.B, Law Enforcement can take this version with law enforcement scenarios: click here)
IS-100.PWb (instead of taking 100.B, Public Works can take this version with public works scenarios: click here)
IS-100.HCb (instead of taking 100.B, Healthcare can take this version with healthcare scenarios: click here)
IS-200.B (online course available: click here)
IS-800 (online course available; click here)
ICS-300 & ICS-400 (available only thru classroom-setting; CLICK here to search for availability and locations or Contact County Emergency Management)



Fire Marshal Service:


National Fire Prevention Week

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(Click the image above to learn more about fire prevention)




CHECKLIST: How to Make a Home Fire Escape Plan
CHECKLIST: Checking A Home Fire Escape Plan

FLYER: Home Fire Escape Plan
(VOLANTE: Plan de Escape de Incendio de su Hogar)

FLYER Home Fire Escape Drill
(VOLANTE Recorrido de Escape de Incendio de su Hogar)

FLYER: Candle Safety

FLYER: Cooking Safety

FLYER:Heating Safety

FLYER: Smoke Alarm Safety to reserve your ride to safety in advance.


Report illegal burns to 956.554-6700 (Sheriff’s Office)




Flu Information:

Seasonal Flu Updates

– Flu Prevention: Everyday Actions You Can Take


Flu Guidance – Health Care Professionals, Families,Schools, Laboratories

TDSHS

 

 

 

    

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