Author: mason canales
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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Public hearings kickoff Hurricane Harvey MOD process
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The CAPCOG Homeland Security Division is developing a Method of Distribution (MOD) for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – Mitigation funds totaling $52,253,000 for projects in the four CAPCOG-area counties majorly impacted by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 — Bastrop, Caldwell,

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Putting Assets to Work incubator and workshops
Downtown La Grange

Partnering with the Government Finance Officers Association and the Sorenson Impact Center, with the support of Schmidt Futures and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, under the leadership of former Mayor and Congressman Ben McAdams, the Wasatch Front Regional Council

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CAPCOG, regional partners recognize Air Quality Awareness Week
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CAPCOG and regional Air Central Texas partners are celebrating national Air Quality Awareness Week — May 2 through 6. The national awareness campaign reminds residents to check their local Air Quality Index (AQI), know when to take health precautions, and

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