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Texas Task Force 1 (TX-TF1) functions as one of the 28 federal teams under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s National Urban Search and Rescue System and as a statewide urban search and rescue team under direction of the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM). TX-TF1 also coordinates the state's swiftwater rescue program and the helicopter search and rescue team which works in conjunction with Texas Military Forces.
A new credentialing program for civilian operators of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) was announced by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation (LSUASC) this week at the Texas UAS Summit & Expo in Austin.
The program is aimed at individual operators and small UAS service providers nationwide who have obtained a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate in the national airspace system. The first two companies to complete the rigorous credentialing testing are Aviation Unmanned headquartered in Dallas and HUVRDATA based in Austin.
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Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service is an internationally recognized leader in the delivery of emergency response, homeland security and workforce training, as well as exercises, technical assistance and economic development. TEEX serves more than 169,000 people annually from every U.S. state and territory and 79 countries worldwide.
Renowned for its hands-on, customized training, TEEX offers a wide range of technical and skills training programs aimed at employed workers and those entering the labor force. Both public and private sector organizations count on TEEX for outstanding training and the technical expertise of its instructors, many of whom are the top experts in their respective fields.
TEEX operates a comprehensive emergency preparedness campus, which includes some of the world’s top training facilities in the Brayton Fire Training Field, Disaster City® and the Emergency Operations Training Center, as well as state-of-the-art facilities for public utilities, law enforcement and unexploded ordnance training.
As part of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium and home to the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center, TEEX has been a leader in homeland security training since 1998. The agency also sponsors the state’s elite urban search and rescue team, Texas TaskForce 1, standing ready to respond at a moment’s notice in times of disaster.
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TEEX makes a difference by providing training, offering practical solutions, and saving lives.
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