Author: mason canales

CAPCOG, Austin study COVID-19’s impact on air quality

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The CAPCOG Air Quality Program and the city of Austin are conducting a study that will analyze how changes in traffic and telecommuting during the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted the region’s air quality. It also will investigate how the potential

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PSAP network upgrades move region closer to NextGen 9-1-1 implementation

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CAPCOG, acting in its capacity of the Capital Area Emergency Communications District, started making hardware, software and cabling upgrades to the region’s 9-1-1 infrastructure that continues to prepare its public safety answering points (PSAPs) for Next Generation 9-1-1 (NextGen 9-1-1).

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CAPCOG revamps regional homeland security plans

The CAPCOG Homeland Security Division is completing an update to the region’s Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment along with its Stakeholder Preparedness Review. These planning documents lay the foundation for mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery to the region’s

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CAPCOG General Assembly to elect 2021 Executive Committee

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CAPCOG General Assembly representatives will elect the agency’s 2021 Executive Committee during its 11 a.m., December 9 meeting, which will be held virtually. The Executive Committee provides CAPCOG staff with direction on program implementation, budgets, contracts and general policies and

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CAPCOG recognizes Family Caregivers’ efforts with webinar

As part of National Family Caregivers Month, the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP) and AGE of Central Texas are partnering to providing a family caregivers webinar about reducing caregiver stress during the holidays. The CAPCOG Executive

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CAC honors 2020 ACT award recipients

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The Central Texas Clean Air Coalition (CAC) on Wednesday recognized City of Austin’s Transportation Demand Management Program and Travis County Judge, Samuel Biscoe, with its 2020 Air Central Texas awards for making significant contributions to improving the region’s air quality. Austin’s

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CAPCOG, EPA work together to improve region’s particulate matter air quality

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CAPCOG and its newly created Clean Air Coalition Particulate Matter (PM) subcommittee are joined by an EPA subject matter expert to study and plan for reducing the amount of particulates in the air and decrease their related health risk. “While

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Texas NENA members elect CAPCOG’s Aurora to board

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Members of the Texas National Emergency Number Association (NENA) elected CAPCOG’s Mike Aurora to serve on its board as the Central Regional Coordinator; the position allows him pursue the same passion that drove him to working as a 9-1-1 telecommunications

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CAPCOG assists with 24 EDA Cares Act recovery applications

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“The EDA CARES grant has been the most competitive grant cycle I’ve seen in years,” said Rachel Steele, CAPCOG economic and community development director, noting $236 million was allocated to a five-state area including Texas. During a six-month period, CAPCOG

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Peace officer, telecommunicator courses return to classroom

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CAPCOG’s Regional Law Enforcement Academy and the Emergency Communications Division have started offering in-person training while taking COVID-19 safety precautions, so peace officers and emergency telecommunicators can complete state and federal mandated training requirements. CAPCOG also is continuing to expand

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