Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Texas’ Emergency Response Team is Second to None

Monday, April 02, 2012  •  San Antonio, Texas

Gov. Rick Perry thanked first responders and emergency management officials for their ongoing efforts to protect Texans' lives and property in times of emergency, most recently during the worst wildfire season in Texas history. The governor spoke at the 2012 Texas Emergency Management Conference, where he also cautioned against a proposal by the U.S. Air Force to relocate eight C-130 aircraft currently based at the 136th Airlift Wing in Fort Worth. The C-130s play a critical role in disaster response efforts in Texas and across the entire Gulf Coast.

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