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Posts to this blog are intended to keep our followers informed of various trainings and events we provide as well as disaster events to which we are deploying.

Galveston Training

posted Oct 19, 2017, 7:38 AM by John Call   [ updated Oct 19, 2017, 7:42 AM ]

Pre-Deployment Questionnaire


Post-Deployment Questionnaire

Prepare for Disaster

posted Sep 2, 2017, 7:39 AM by John Call   [ updated Sep 2, 2017, 7:39 AM ]

Below is another great website which provides important information about preparing for and coping with disaster. Visit it now:

Guidestar Awards SRT, Inc. Bronze Seal of Transparency

posted Sep 2, 2017, 7:24 AM by John Call   [ updated Sep 2, 2017, 7:25 AM ]

Our organization earned a Bronze Seal of Transparency on @GuidestarUSA! Now our community and potential donors, funders, and key decision makers can see out commitment to transparency and easily contact us for more information. Check us out at: SRT, Inc. Guidestar Profile

Go-Fund-Me Project: Med/Psych Aid for Harvey Victims

posted Aug 31, 2017, 10:49 AM by John Call   [ updated Sep 2, 2017, 7:34 AM ]

SRT is deployed to assist the National Disaster Medical System Response Team

posted Aug 30, 2017, 7:50 AM by John Call   [ updated Aug 30, 2017, 9:12 AM ]

The Oklahoma City National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Response Team set up yesterday at the Will Roger World Airport, as did four other teams in four other cities across the USA, in preparation to receiving hundreds of Houston area evacuated medical patients. At the request of the NDMS and the Oklahoma Health Department the OKMRC Stress Response Team is being deployed to provide Psychological First Aid to these patients and their families as they arrive on military hospital aircraft.  Please support our effort by donating to SRT, Inc. Your donation will be used to support this effort in response to the worst disaster in Texas, and possibly in US, history.

For background information regarding the National Disaster Medical System visit 

KGOU Storm Anxiety News Article

posted Jun 7, 2017, 1:39 PM by John Call   [ updated Jun 7, 2017, 1:42 PM ]

The OKMRC Stress Response Team was highlighted in a KGOU news broadcast today.  Give it a listen...


What is Disaster Mental Health

posted May 16, 2017, 2:39 PM by John Call   [ updated Sep 2, 2017, 7:40 AM ]

Below is a link to a podcast. The topic is disaster mental health. The speaker identifies the domains of disaster survival response and describes the process of employing psychological first aid in the disaster scenario.  Well worth a listen!

News Update

posted May 13, 2017, 7:48 AM by John Call   [ updated May 13, 2017, 7:49 AM ]

SRT, Inc. is partnering with the National Weather Service to develop ways to help American citizens faced with severe weather events acquire greater emotional and physical resilience to storm weather crises.  As a part of this endeavor we are greatly expanding this website.  This expansion will include detailed information and links to relevant sources providing guidance on how to increase self-efficacy prior to, during, and after severe storms such as tornadoes.  Keep in touch and look for this new material soon.

National Preparedness Month starts September 1

posted Aug 23, 2016, 8:27 AM by John Call   [ updated Aug 23, 2016, 8:30 AM ]

  • National Preparedness Month starts September 1! Follow #NatlPrep for tips. 

Preparing for disaster

posted May 8, 2016, 8:30 AM by John Call   [ updated May 8, 2016, 11:02 AM ]

Although it may be true that disasters do not strike any particular individual on a daily basis, disaster do happen every day somewhere in this world.  Unfortunately, since most people don't like thinking about crisis, most people don't prepare, even when they have been provided some forewarning.  For example, this past week in Alberta, Canada 90,000 people had to evacuate their homes because of a massive forest fire.  This fire had been happening for some days, around Fort McMurray in Alberta.   In an interview with the media a man reported that although he was aware of the wildfire, he hadn't expected it to overtake his community and when it did he only had time to grab a jacket and his passport before jumping into his automobile and join an evacuating convoy south. Although this type of "head in the sand" attitude may seem to defy common sense, it, frankly, is quite typical.  Overtime, we at SRT will blog about preparation and will provide our readers with links and files regarding how to prepare.  (We are also even considering developing a "store" where our visitors would be able to purchase clothing, equipment, and supplies that we have found useful in our disaster deployments.  Any profit from such a store would be used solely to fund our non-profit goals.  Feel free to email a comment providing us your view on this "store" concept...do you think it is a good idea or not?)

However, back to preparing for disaster.  When one thinks about developing a disaster kit, the typical initial response it to think about bottles of water, food, etc.  Yes, these items are important but one needs to also consider other items as well, such as important documents and papers.  Attached to this blog is a detailed description of how to set up an emergency financial first aid kit which has been provided by FEMA. Please download it and take some time to study it.

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