Emergency & Disaster Preparedness
CATRAC works with emergency management, hospitals, EMS, public health, first responders, and other agencies in emergency preparedness for 29 counties within Trauma Service Area (TSA) L, M, N, and O. The regions of TSA L, M, N, and O encompass the cities of Austin, Temple, Killeen, Waco, Brenham, Bryan and College Station. As part of the Hospital Preparedness Program, CATRAC works to enhance the ability of participating hospitals and healthcare facilities to improve surge capacity and enhance community and hospital preparedness for public health emergencies. CATRAC is also responsible for conducting a Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA) for these regions, and assists healthcare agencies with emergency and disaster preparedness planning and exercises. CATRAC has various medical assets including Mobile Medical Units (MMU), generators, response trailers, personal protective equipment, and other supplies that are available to be used during disasters, exercises, and planned events.