Author: mason canales

CAPCOG purchases Stop-the-Bleed kits for local schools

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The CAPCOG Homeland Security Division purchased more than 1,000 Stop-the-Bleed kits to help school districts and charter schools throughout the ten-county region meet a new state mandate requiring every campus having a kit to help save students, teachers, staff members

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Austin-Travis County EMS, Toyota, Cincinnati Children’s launch mobile safety lab

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Austin-Travis County EMS deployed the nation’s first Buckle Up for Life Safety Lab, a mobile interactive experience designed to educate families on child passenger safety. The lab, which can be used throughout the CAPCOG region, was funded through a grant

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TCEQ opens $6.2 million school bus grant opportunity

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is accepting applications for the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) Texas Clean School Bus Program, which has $6.2 million available in grant funds. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Dec. 17, 2020

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New CAPCOG Executive Committee members elect officers

The newly elected CAPCOG Executive Committee, which conducts COG business regarding budgets, contracts, and general policies and procedures for operating the agency, met for the first time on January 8 and elected it officers for the 2020 year. San Marcos

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White gets CAPCOG Palmer award, CAPCOG gives air awards

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Long-time Solid Waste Advisory Committee member, Jon White, received the 2019 Phill Palmer Volunteer Award during its annual membership meeting. White, who is Travis County’s Natural Resources & Environmental Quality Division director and the current SWAC Chair, has provided vast

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CAPCOG, St. David’s partner for home intervention program

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The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area, a CAPCOG division, with funding from the St. David’s Foundation in January will begin a client-directed, home-based intervention program called CAPABLE in Bastrop County to increase older adults’ mobility, functionality, and

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Emergency Communications rolls out online telecommunicator training system

The CAPCOG Emergency Communications Division is launching an online training system to enhance emergency telecommunicators skills and professional knowledge throughout the region; its virtual courses will complement CAPCOG’s traditional classroom training catalog. “Having online training courses gives CAPCOG the flexibility

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Ombudsman program seeks advocates for older adults

The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP) is seeking passionate volunteers to advocate for seniors’ health and safety throughout the CAPCOG region by participating in its Long-Term Ombudsman Program. Program volunteers visit nursing home and assisted living

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RLEA hosts interviewing, TXDOT drug & alcohol courses

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The CAPCOG Regional Law Enforcement Academy will conduct a Basic Forensic Narrative Analysis course to teach investigators interviewing techniques that can help ascertain important case information from suspects, witnesses and victims. The 40-hour course led by a former Texas Department

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CAPCOG honors former TDEM District Coordinator for regional work

CAPCOG recognized the region’s former Texas Division of Emergency Management District Coordinator, Jack Doebbler, with its Jack Griesenbeck Leadership in Regionalism Award during its annual General Assembly Meeting on Wednesday. Doebbler has spent countless hours serving communities in the 10-county

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