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File #: RS-21-129    Version: 1 Name: Emergency Medical Task Force Agreement
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/10/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/19/2021 Final action: 10/19/2021
Title: Consider a memorandum/resolution authorizing a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of State Health Services and Capital Area of Texas Regional Advisory Council (DSHS/CATRAC) to join the Emergency Medical Task Force.
Sponsors: Fire Department
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Memorandum of Agreement, 3. Presentation
Title

Consider a memorandum/resolution authorizing a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of State Health Services and Capital Area of Texas Regional Advisory Council (DSHS/CATRAC) to join the Emergency Medical Task Force.

Summary

DATE: October 5, 2021

TO: Kent Cagle, City Manager

FROM: James Kubinski, Fire Chief

SUBJECT: Memorandum of Agreement with Texas Department of State and Health Services and Capital Area of Texas Regional Advisory Council (DSHS/CATRAC) to join the Emergency Medical Task Force

BACKGROUND AND FINDINGS:

The Texas Emergency Medical Task Force (EMTF) is comprised of eight regional teams, strategically located throughout the State of Texas. These regional teams leverage existing relationships with EMS Providers, Fire Departments, Hospitals and Health Care Organizations to provide medical personnel and essential resources available to respond within its specific region or throughout the State when needed.

State level activations will include a mechanism for reimbursement through a State Mission Assignment (SMA). Additionally, an incident that exceeds twelve (12) hours in duration will include a mechanism for reimbursement per Chapter 418 of the Texas Government code. The Emergency Medical Task Force may be activated by the State of Texas to respond outside the State, if requested by other States or through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

As part of a deployment to other regions, where devastating disasters have occurred, EMTF members save lives. Along with this important mission, there is a very important intrinsic value to Killeen’s citizens. By training the Killeen Fire Department personnel in these technical skills, the citizens of Killeen have highly skilled health care professionals locally and ready to intervene in a local emergency.

THE ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED:

1. Not to enter the Memorandum of Agreement with DSHS/CATRAC
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