First Responder Information
- Mail Safety
Resources on handling a suspicious letter.
- Bioterrorism Information for First Responders
Guidelines, reference tools, and recommendations for First Responders. From the CDC.
- Emergency Response Resources
Emergency response resources for: Emergency Responders; Disaster Site Management; Terrorism Response; Personal Protective Equipment; Natural Disasters; and Chemical Agent Information. From the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
First Responder Training
- National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC)
The NERRTC, a member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC), was established to train local and state officials and emergency responders to prepare for and respond to acts of terrorism including those involving the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and other special incidents.
- Texas Critical Incident Stress Management Network (CISM)
The Texas CISM Network was established in 1992 to assist emergency service personnel, including dispatchers, who have experienced a critical incident such as line of duty death, death of a child, multiple casualty/fatality scenes, etc. From the DSHS Community Preparedness Section.
- National Preparedness Directorate National Training and Education
The National Preparedness Directorate (NPD) online Course Catalog provides searchable, integrated information on courses provided or managed by FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), Emergency Management Institute (EMI), and National Training and Education Division (NTED).
Note: External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may also not be accessible to people with disabilities.