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Thank you for your interested in the Texas Civil Defense. We welcome all to visit with us at our monthly meetings in Red Oak.

We are proud to serve our communities with training and assistance during and after disasters.

Are you ready to help?
 
Our Mission Our purpose is simple: the education and safety of our communities. By using the courses and information provided by FEMA and the Red Cross, we have developed Disaster Preparedness programs targeted for specific age ranges. Because our members come to us with expertise in other areas, we are also able to offer Rape Prevention/Defense Skills training and Gun Safety classes.

Members volunteer their own time to provide this training, often taking vacation time from work or taking time out from their own businesses to teach. We are dedicated to serve our communities and are always looking for other dedicated volunteers, particularly in the medical field so that we can expand our training portfolio. We currently have a Dallas area group that meets monthly in Red Oak as well as a group in Paris and another in the Houston area.
 
Our Goals
To provide schools and local communities with training in the fields of Disaster Preparedness, proper Gun Safety, Rape Crisis, First Aid, CPR and other training as needed for Individual and Collective personal needs within a given community

To maintain a properly trained and equipped unit, available for prompt mobilization in the even of a community, state, or national emergency or as directed by the State Headquarters of the Texas Civil Defense to conduct exercises and training with Municipal Agencies in Emergency Management in the case of a natural or man-made disaster

To provide information in Emergency Disaster Preparedness to organized civilian and military groups including: Military Veteran Groups, Civilian Retirement Centers, Schools, Professional Groups, Churches, and other Religious Organizations and such other groups available


Classroom and Hands On Training

 Membership
Membership is open to all US Citizens over the age of 17 who have clean criminal records and who want to serve their communities by teaching and responding to emergencies. Previous military experience is not required. We have a uniformed division and a non-uniformed division. . The fee to join is $55, which includes initial membership warrant, ID card, two uniform patches, ball cap, shirt patch and one TCD uniform tape. Applications may be downloaded but membership will not be confirmed without a personal interview with board members.

OATH OF APPLICATION I, _____________________________________ DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR THAT I HAVE READ THE QUALIFICATIONS AND MISSION STATEMENT COMPLETELY, THAT I HAVE MET THE QUALIFICATIONS, THAT I FULLY SUPPORT THE MISSIONS AND PURPOSE OF TEXAS CIVIL DEFENSE, THAT I WILL CONDUCT MYSELF APPROPRIATELY AND WILL BE SINCERE IN MY EFFORTS TO HELP MAKE MY COMMUNITY SAFER AND BETTER ABLE TO DEAL WITH DISASTER AND THREATS OF DOMESTIC TERRORISM. AS A MEMBER OF THE TEXAS CIVIL DEFENSE, I FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT I WILL NOT CARRY A WEAPON OF ANY TYPE WHILE ENGAGED IN ANY UNIT ACTIVITY OR WHILE REPRESENTING THE TEXAS CIVIL DEFENSE UNLESS AUTHORIZED BY PROPER CIVIL OR MILITARY AUTHORITY AND THAT VIOLATION OR NON-COMPLIANCE WITH THIS POLICY WILL RESULT IN PERMANENT DISMISSAL FROM THE ORGANIZATION. I AFFIRM BY MY SIGNATURE
 

 Application Form
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Contact Information
Headquarters Commander: MG Tom Coppock
Recruiter: LTC Tim O'Connor
Phone: (214)868-0082

TCD meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month in Red Oak at 101 Live Oak.


 
 TEXAS CIVIL DEFENSE
101 Live Oak  •  Red Oak, TX 75154
phone: 214-868-0082

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