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Title: The Texas Medical Rangers are


1
The Texas Medical Rangers are
  • Part of your Texas State Guard
  • Now organizing the Houston Medical Response Group
  • Organizing other response groups across Texas

2
Joint Texas Military Forces
  • Gov. Rick Perry, C-in-C
  • Assisted by the
  • Texas Adjutant General
  • Texas Army National Guard
  • Texas Air National Guard
  • Texas State Guard

3
The Houston Medical Response Group
  • A Proud Unit of the
  • Texas Medical Rangers
  • which is the Medical Reserve Corps
  • Of the Texas State Guard
  • Of the Joint Texas Military Forces

4
Texas State Guard
  • Army side 6 brigades
  • Air Force Side Air Wing
  • Texas Medical Rangers one brigade

5
TXSG Medical Reserve Corps
  • One Brigade
  • Commanded by MG Harold Timboe MD Rtd
  • -- former CG Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • -- now VP -- University of Texas Health
    Science Center at San Antonio Medical School

6
Texas State Guard Medical Reserve Corps
  • Nickname is Texas Medical Rangers
  • One Brigade with six groups subordinate to it
  • Groups are structured similar to battalions, with
    full strength at about 200 each
  • Some groups have or will have separate
    companies at other city locations

7
TXSG Medical Reserve Corps The Texas Medical
Rangers
  • Houston Medical Reserve Corps is now organizing
    locally
  • CO is COL Scott Lillibridge MD TXSG, professor
    at UT School of Public Health in Houston
  • XO is LTC Robert Morecook PhD TXSG, Psychology
    Professor, Houston Community College

8
TXSG Medical Reserve Corps The Texas Medical
Rangers
  • The Medical Reserve Corps movement is nationwide
  • Some units are civilian
  • Some units are military
  • Military units include TX, VT

9
TXSG Medical Reserve Corps The Texas Medical
Rangers
  • MRCs are unpaid volunteers
  • Are associated with the Surgeon Generals Office
    for general guidance
  • but the MRC of the TX State Guard is under the
    governors operational control.

10
TXSG Medical Reserve Corps The Texas Medical
Rangers
  • Mission provide licensed public health
    support volunteers and technical support
    expertise in response to large scale disasters,
    supplementing public health authorities of the
    Texas Department of State Health Services.

11
TXSG Medical Reserve Corps The Texas Medical
Rangers
  • NOT first responders, but back-up personnel when
    first or second responders are overwhelmed
  • Unpaid military volunteers
  • Goal move out on 12 hour notice
  • Wear the Texas Army-style uniform prior
    service AF may wear AF-style uniform

12
TXSG Medical Reserve Corps The Texas Medical
Rangers
  • Local groups will likely NOT respond locally, but
    at other in-state locations
  • Mileage may be paid to some events, not
    guaranteed
  • Workmans compensation is provided when on State
    Active Duty
  • May not be called to federal duty

13
TXSG Medical Reserve Corps The Texas Medical
Rangers
  • Excellent for retirees, because --
  • -- Professional liability insurance is not
    needed by the individual if acting within the
    scope of their license or duties -- as the person
    is a state employee

14
Houston Medical Response Group
  • Capabilities Planned
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction Medical Response
    Augmentation Team
  • Veterinary Response Team
  • Critical Incident Stress Management Team Stress
    prevention and treatment
  • Trauma Stability Support Augmentation
  • -More-

15
Houston Medical Response Group
  • Capabilities -- continued
  • Health Care Treatment and Counseling
  • Manning Alternate Treatment Facilities on an
    Augmentation Basis
  • Health Care Call Center Manning
  • Other possible missions
  • Support of State Guard Shelter Program
  • School incident response

16
Houston Medical Response Group
  • Recruiting
  • Physicians, Dentists, Veterinarians
  • Nurses
  • Psychologists other mental health
  • Pharmacists
  • Paramedics, EMTs
  • Support Personnel

17
Houston Medical Response Group
  • Time Commitment
  • Monthly meeting approximately four hours
  • Occasional Saturday training
  • Three days active training annually
  • Occasional training with other organizations,
    such as Red Cross

18
Texas Medical Rangers of the Texas State Guard
19
Our Web Page is
  • swc2.hccs.edu/texasmedicalrangers
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