Emergency Response


A Texas prepared for biological and chemical threat emergencies


Improve response to biological and chemical incidents through technical training, laboratory expertise, and analyses.

Biological Threat Response

  • 24/7 Emergency Phone: 512-689-5537

  • Direct Laboratory Phone:

  • Toll-free: 888-963-7111 ext. 3781

  • Fax: 512-776-7431

  • Biological Threat Fact Sheets

  • Contact:
    Biological Threat Laboratory Leader
    512-634-6728 mobile


Black biohazard symbol on red background with BIHOAZARD label

Chemical Threat Response

  • 24/7 Emergency Phone: 512-689-9945

  • Direct Laboratory Phone:

  • Toll-free 888-963-7111 ext. 3363

  • Fax: 512-776-7431

  • Contact:
    Chemical Threat Laboratory Leader
    512-634-6730 mobile


NFPA Chemical Diamond with Labels Blue-Health, Red-Flammability, Yellow-Radioactivity, White-Special

Additional Information

Rahsaan Drumgoole, MPH, Emergency Preparedness Branch Manager

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