Texas: Governor Abbott Deploys Wildfire Search And Rescue Support To New Mexico

~ In a show of solidarity and support, Governor Greg Abbott has directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to send personnel from Texas A&M Task Force 1 to Ruidoso, New Mexico. This deployment comes at the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as New Mexico continues to battle wildfires.

Governor Abbott expressed his pride in being able to assist neighboring states in times of need. "As we continue to support New Mexico's response, I directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management to deploy Texas A&M Task Force 1 personnel to New Mexico to assist in wildfire search and rescue efforts," he stated. "Texas stands ready to answer the call for help when disaster strikes - whether it's here in the Lone Star State or for our neighbors across the country."

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The Incident Support Team Cache from Texas A&M Task Force 1 includes support personnel, semi-trailer trucks, a communications vehicle, command vehicle, and equipment. This team is one of 28 federal teams under FEMA's National Urban Search and Rescue System and is one of two statewide search and rescue teams under TDEM's direction.

Texas A&M Task Force 1 is sponsored by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), which is a member of The Texas A&M University System. The team is headquartered in College Station, Texas.

This deployment showcases the strong partnership between states during times of crisis and highlights the dedication and readiness of Texas' emergency management resources.

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