Author: mason canales
CAPCOG homeland security team leads talks at annual TDEM conference
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Showcasing CAPCOG’s preparedness expertise, the CAPCOG Homeland Security Division’s staff spoke about community and family recovery, operational continuity, congregate shelter operations, and the role of crisis information systems during the annual Texas Division of Emergency Management Conference held the first

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CAPCOG Air Quality Program seeks fleet emissions partnerships
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CAPCOG’s Air Quality Program is seeking Clean Air Coalition members interested in participating in a program that will install fleet monitoring devices and software on vehicles to track emissions, so the region can better understand of how local fleets impact

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RLEA trains law enforcement instructors on self-defense
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The CAPCOG Regional Law Enforcement Academy is conducting two certification courses and one recertification course for law enforcement officers seeking to train fellow officers and the public on self-defense tactics. The courses will take place at CAPCOG, 6800 Burleson Road

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Regional exercise tests national, state, local response
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The 2022 CAPCOG homeland security regional exercise had dozens of federal agencies responding with state and local officials to a mock radiological event in Central Texas in mid-May. After three years of planning, the full-scale exercise became a part of

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CAPCOG provides stress coping courses for 9-1-1 call takers
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CAPCOG’s Emergency Communications Division is hosting two, eight-hour courses in June to help emergency telecommunicators better manage job stress and protect their emotional and mental wellbeing. The Power of 9-1-1 Peer Support will be on June 17 and Resilience: Transforming

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CAPCOG’s Homeland Security Division strengthens WebEOC for the region
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The CAPCOG Homeland Security Division has enhanced WebEOC’s, an online crisis information and communication system, features to improve emergency response organizations’ use of the tool throughout the region. The upgrades will be deployed after they are reviewed and tested. “CAPCOG’s

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TCEQ funds $12 million for alternative fueling facilities
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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is accepting grant applications for projects that construct or reconstruct fueling facilities that provide natural gas, electric charging and other alternative fuels within the Clean Transportation Zone, which includes the Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown MSA

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CAPCOG recommends criminal justice grant projects to OOG
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The CAPCOG Executive Committee recommended a prioritized list of project applications seeking state criminal justice grant funding to the Office of the Governor (OOG) during its April meeting. Based on the state’s regional budget estimate, the list recommended 35 projects

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Texas NENA elects CAPCOG’s Pamela Frisk Vice President
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Members of the Texas National Emergency Number Association (NENA) during the Texas Public Safety Conference in April nominated and elected Pamela Frisk, CAPCOG’s 9-1-1 senior training and public education specialist, to serve as the association’s vice president. The organization promotes

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CAPCOG recognizes May as Older Americans Month
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CAPCOG encourages communities to join in recognizing old adults’ contributions during Older Americans Month — May, but also to participate in this year’s theme, Age My Way, by helping to serve them. The CAPCOG Executive Committee adopted a resolution proclaiming

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