Statewide training exercise slated for FBI, DPS

Posted at 4:46 PM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-26 06:09:32-04

Don’t be alarmed if you see more law enforcement, medical services and emergency management from Oct. 28-30 at noon until 5 p.m.

The four Divisions of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Dallas, El Paso, Houston and San Antonio) and the Texas Department of Public Safety will be leading a statewide Full-Scale Training Exercise (FTX).

Many locations across the state will have sites participating, including Greenville, Brenham, San Antonio and El Paso.

This training is in place to ensure the ability of federal, state, local, tribal and territorial jurisdictions to respond to complex terrorist attacks with a focus on integrated response planning among law enforcement, medical services, emergency management and other whole community stakeholders. 

They only ask that the public avoid areas where the training is taking place — where out of the ordinary activity may occur related to the exercise, including role players portraying attackers and victims. More detailed information will be coming to these areas.

The exercise participants will include:

State of Texas

  • Select Texas Emergency Management Council Departments and Agencies
  • Texas Army National Guard
  • Texas Department of Public Safety

Fusion Centers

  • Multi-Agency Tactical Response Information eXchange (MATRIX)
  • North Texas Fusion Center
  • Southwest Texas Fusion Center
  • Texas Joint Crime Information Center

Local Agencies and Entities

  • Bexar County Sheriff’s Department
  • Blinn College Police Department
  • Brenham Police Department
  • City of El Paso – Department of Public Health
  • City of San Antonio Office of Emergency Management
  • El Paso City/County Office of Emergency Management
  • El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
  • El Paso Fire Department
  • El Paso International Airport
  • El Paso Medical Examiner’s Office
  • El Paso Police Department
  • Garland Police Department
  • Greenville Fire Department
  • Greenville Police Department
  • Hunt County Emergency Medical Services
  • Hunt County Sheriff’s Office
  • Pebble Hills High School
  • San Antonio Fire Department
  • San Antonio International Airport
  • San Antonio Police Department
  • The University of Texas at El Paso
  • Washington County Office of Emergency Management
  • Washington County Sheriff’s Office
  • Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo

Federal Departments and Agencies

  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Homeland Security Investigations
  • National Transportation Safety Board
  • North Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force
  • Transportation Security Administration
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office – Eastern, Western, Southern and Northern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • U.S. Marshals Service

Non-Governmental Organizations

  • American Red Cross
  • Border Regional Advisory Council
  • El Paso Children’s Hospital
  • El Paso Specialty Hospital
  • Las Palmas Medical Center
  • The Hospitals of Providence: Sierra Campus, Memorial Campus, Transmountain Campus, East Campus and Del Sol
  • The Salvation Army
  • University Medical Center
  • Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

Private Sector

  • H-E-B
  • L3 Technologies

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