FORT WORTH, Texas – Hundreds of Texas first responders, emergency managers, and private sector industry members converged on Fort Worth for the inaugural Texas Emergency Management Technology Summit hosted by the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM).
The summit gathered key partners seeking technology solutions for how state and local governments prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against disasters.
"When emergency managers are equipped with the latest advancements in technology, we are in a better position to protect life and property in Texas," said Texas Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd. "These valuable discussions will help us identify and implement the best tools available to bolster the abilities of first responders and government entities as we address the needs of our communities."
At the two-day event in historic downtown Fort Worth, first responders and emergency management professionals from across Texas participated in robust conversations with private sector partners to improve all aspects of emergency management in the state. These discussions included data sharing, public information, resource management, decision support tools, and much more.
This week's summit in Fort Worth is the latest step in efforts by TDEM to enhance collaboration between first responders and private industry to improve emergency management capabilities in the state, capitalizing on The Texas A&M University System's expanded presence in North Texas.