The Texas Division of Emergency Management Assistant Chiefs, Regional Section Chiefs, District Chiefs, and County Liaison Officers are TDEM’s field response personnel stationed throughout the state. They have multiple roles, as they carry out emergency preparedness activities, coordinate emergency response operations, support recovery efforts and aid in mitigation measures. In their preparedness role, they assist local officials in carrying out emergency planning, training, and exercises, and developing emergency teams and facilities. They also teach a wide variety of emergency management training courses. In their response role, they deploy to incident sites to assess damages, identify urgent needs, advise local officials regarding state assistance, and coordinate deployment of state emergency resources to assist local emergency responders.