Disasters such as Hazardous Materials accidents, terrorist acts, aircraft crashes, and tropical storms can and do occur in Northeast Harris and Southeast Montgomery County. This area is geographically located in a significant disaster risk zone. Within the area are numerous railroad lines, a major Interstate Highway, an International airport, several primary storm drainage channels including the San Jacinto River, and a population in excess of 150,000.
The Community Response Task Force is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Each member of the team has a wide variety of experience in the field of emergency management, law enforcement, emergency services, military and Non Governmental Organization.
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.