Come join us in San Antonio, Texas April 15-18, for the 2019 Texas Emergency Management Conference. Over 200 workshops, newly featured panel discussions, and an expansive 120,000 square foot exhibit hall are ready to welcome you! Regardless of your background and experience in emergency management, the education opportunities available this year at TEMC are meant to send each attendee home more aware, informed and prepared for future emergencies. TEMC carefully selected each course to satisfy education areas of search and rescue, public health/medical/EMS, law enforcement/operations, technology, disaster recovery, disaster finance, and hazard mitigation. The event will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 900 East Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205. For more info, visit .

It has been a busy month for CCS as we work on several new MERC mobile command center build outs for Oncor Energy, AXIS cameras, and Ground Control Satellite Communications as well as technology and mechanical upgrades to existing mobile command centers for Verizon Wireless, City of Wylie Texas Fire Dept., and City of Irving Police Department. Many of the mobile command centers deployed out in the field are 10+ years old and are in desperate need of a “technology refresh” as well as some cosmetic upgrades such as new flooring, roof repairs, new LED lighting, new HVAC, etc… CCS has 12 years of experience at this type of work and it certainly helps our customers enabling them to keep their mobile command centers operational.

Verizon Wireless “Big Red”

CCS was also in attendance at several First Responder Conferences including the Winter Institute at Disaster City at Texas A&M University and a AT&T FirstNet Conference hosted by Mark Compton in Baytown, Texas. The Winter Institute provided a great deal of training and exercises that better prepare First Responders for communicating during an actual disaster response. The AT&T FirstNet Conference shared the progress of the build out of the new FirstNet network by AT&T, discussed some of the new applications that are available to run on this new network, and displayed some of the new devices that operate on this Band 14 network. As a AT&T FirstNet Reseller, CCS was invited to speak at the event and display our new PERC (Portable Emergency Response Center) which is a mobile hotspot in a Pelican case with an internal CradlePoint or Pepwave router that can run on Band 14. The event was well attended by First Responders from all over South Texas. There were no mobile command centers on display, but they were discussed.

Mark Compton with AT&T FirstNet presenting in Baytown.

Stay tuned for future updates and some new product announcements from CCS!