Month: March 2020

9-1-1 personnel from around region, nation, continent earn NENA certification at CAPCOG

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CAPCOG conducted a National Emergency Number Association (NENA) Center Manager Certificate Program in March for several of the region’s public safety answering point staff, but the week-long course also brought students from as far away from California, Virginia and the

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CAPCOG helps expand broadband in Blanco, Burnet, Llano

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Connected Nation—Texas, a division of a national nonprofit that assists communities with developing strategies for increasing access, adoption, and use of broadband, has targeted three counties in the CAPCOG region — Blanco, Burnet and Llano — as part of a

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Region tests EOC capabilities, communications in exercise

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The CAPCOG Homeland Security Division’s 2020 Regional Exercise, which took place in February, simulated large wildfires in three counties to test the region’s ability to standup Emergency Operation Centers (EOCs) and run multiple large-scale operations simultaneously. The exercise, which encompassed

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CAPCOG begins telework schedules amid COVID-19 pandemic

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The Capital Area Council of Governments has moved employees to teleworking schedules beginning this week; some staff will be in its offices on an as-needed basis depending on their duties. During this time, the best way to contact staff will

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CAPCOG, Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance discuss EV fleets

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The CAPCOG Air Quality Program has partnered with the Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance to teach local governments, nonprofits, and central Texas businesses about their electric vehicle (EV) options and creating a successful EV program during an April 7 workshop

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CAPCOG announces gas skimmer surveillance grants

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CAPCOG is accepting applications from local law enforcement agencies in the ten-county region, for a grant to cover surveillance of businesses that sell gas and have multiple reports of gas-skimming incidents. The grants are made possible by the Texas Department

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9-1-1 instructors bring survivor, responder experience

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Two emergency telecommunicators who survived mass shootings will lead CAPCOG’s Active Threat Course for emergency telecommunicators set for March 24 at the CAPCOG offices, 6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, in Austin. “Learning from survivors who work in emergency communications lets

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