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- Texas Division of Emergency Management
Texas Situation Reports, documents, plans, emergency management training, emergency management links, and topical information. From the Texas Department of Public Safety.
- Preparing Professional Rescuers
Professional rescuer courses designed for people with job-related duties in emergency preparedness and response. This includes nurses, law enforcement and EMS personnel, fire fighters, business and industry response teams, lifeguards, flight attendants, and others who must take action in emergency situations. From the American Red Cross.
- Center for Emergency Research
The Center for Emergency Research at the UT School of Public Health provides research and training focused on managing a wide variety of emergency situations, including emergency and trauma medical response, disaster management and emergency preparedness.
- Influenza for First Responders
From the Minnesota Department of Health.
- Infectious Aerosols
Infectious aerosols are dispersions of airborne liquid or solid particles capable of causing infection. Occupational exposures to airborne microbial agents such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi can cause illness in workers in a variety of settings, including health care, poultry farming, construction, and emergency response. This site contains resources to aid workers and employers in reducing exposures to infectious aerosols. From the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
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.