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Each EMTF consists of the following teams:
- Ambulance Strike Teams (AST) When activated, each task force will be able to engage up to 25 ambulances for deployment either regionally or on a statewide mission.
- AmBus Strike Teams (ABST) Recognizing the unique needs of large-scale patient movements during times of disaster, the EMTFs will have two fully staffed multi-patient vehicles, more commonly known as “AmBuses”. These specialty EMS units will not only be able to serve during State tasked missions but will fulfill vital roles in the day to day response of their home jurisdictions.
- Mobile Medical Units (MMU) Perhaps the most complex component of the EMTF is the Mobile Medical Unit. Essentially a deployable Emergency Room, this component is comprised of physicians, nurses and paramedics with the appropriate tentage and life-saving equipment so they can provide emergency care and stabilization capability in austere environments. They are designed to be rapidly deployable and configurable to incident size.
- Registered Nurse Strike Teams (RNST) These groups of specialized nurses may be deployed during State tasked assignments to assist an over-taxed medical facility. These nurses will be deployed into hospitals to provide care as they would if they were at their sponsoring agency.
EMTF teams are to be tasked only when their home jurisdictions are unaffected.
For information on one of these teams in TSA’s C, D and E contact:
EMTF Coordinator: Sara Jensen
Contracts can be made with municipalities, agencies, and hospitals. Individuals are not eligible to contract directly with NCTTRAC or Texas DSHS.