Texas DEM Becomes Capstone to TEEX, TFS, Others

Not a lot of details but big changes in Texas Div. of Emergency Managment.

Not Texas' Best Place to Make Your Home - Disaster City®

There is a city in Texas that nobody wants to live in. Depending on your point of view things happen here that are very bad... or very good.
It is Disaster City®. Building collapses, train wrecks, industrial fires happen all the time. But, there is "the house of pancakes".


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People gathering? Minimal security? You have a soft target and Homeland Security wants planners and responders to know more

What can be dine to protect soft targets from terrorists?

Places where people gather freely, like music festivals, houses of worship, or shopping centers, which are easily accessible and often have minimal security, potentially making it easier and cheaper to carry out an attack.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is publicly releasing the DHS Soft Target and Crowded Places Security Plan Overview.

Celebration of Life

A celebration of the life of Volunteer Emergency Response Unit founder/director Sherry Lassiter was held in Austin this week.

A helmet marked her place at an empty chair. The lemon represents the bitterness of loss, the salt is symbolic of our tears and the glass is inverted because she cannot toast with us.

McCarthy Alaska Donated Ambulance Replacing Vandalized Rig

The village of McCarthy Alaska's only ambulance was dead. It looks like vandals had grabbed fists full of wiring in the center console -- and yanked, rendering the unit dark, without emergency and interior lighting.

Apparently McCarthy, which has approximately around 30 off-season residents (but hundreds in the Summer) has trained EMS personnel who can treat a patient on scene and transport them to the airport for Airlift to a higher level of care. But, ambulance electrical technicians are hard to find in small-town Alaska.

And, there it sat.

VMERU Director/Founder Sherry Lassiter Has Died After Long Illness

Sherry June Lassiter

[5/18/18 - Edited, to include additional background. --ed]

Sherry June Lassiter, Director and Founder of the Volunteer Mobile Emergency Response Unit died peacefully at home Monday (May 14) following a long Illness. She was 50 years old.

704 Pounds of Dynamite/400 Blasting Caps Stolen From Construction Site in Pennsylvania

More explosives than originally thought were stolen over the weekend from a pipeline construction site in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. The total amount of Dynamite stolen was revised from 640 pounds to 704 pounds, as well as 400 blasting caps, ATF says.

The stolen items could be used to create hundreds of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), which could be deployed to one or more locations. The potential for death, injury and destruction is enormous.

Responders should be aware of the potential for additional explosions intended to target responding resources.


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