Category: Homeland Security

CAPCOG hosts a national cybersecurity training course

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The CAPCOG Homeland Security Division is offering a cybersecurity course for local jurisdictions’ Information Technology personnel. The 4-day Comprehensive Cyberterrorism Defense course, which strengthens skills to protect critical network infrastructure from cyber-attack, will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,

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Homeland Security schedules mandatory grant workshops

CAPCOG will conduct three mandatory grant workshop for local jurisdictions planning to apply for 2020 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) funding, which provides money for disaster planning, regional training exercises, and public safety tactical and response equipment. A fourth workshop

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Homeland Security visits Education Service Center Region 13

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The Texas Region 13 Education Service Center invited CAPCOG Homeland Security Director, Martin Ritchey, to discuss with school district officials a myriad of emergency management topics and the latest state requirements on emergency preparedness and response for education facilities. The

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Homeland Security offers Type III All-Hazards Incident course

The CAPCOG Homeland Security Division is hosting a Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Team training from Nov. 18 to Nov. 22 at Texas Army Reserves National Guard, Armed Forces Training Center in Austin. Instructed by the Texas A&M Forrest Service

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Prepare for wildfire season by registering for alerts at

Public safety officials and local advocates from around the region at a Warn Central Texas press conference in May urged Central Texas residents to prepare for the 2019 wildfire season by staying aware of their wildfire risk, mitigating dangers, and

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Austin to buy Warn Central Texas kiosks to sign up residents

The city of Austin is purchasing and programing digital kiosks to give residents greater access in registering to receive emergency warnings about natural and man-made disasters through CAPCOG’s  Warn Central Texas program. By registering their cellphone number or email address

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Prepare for wildfire season by being Firewise and registering for WarnCentralTexas

Emergency management and fire officials and local advocates urged Central Texas residents to prepare for the 2019 wildfire season, which started in May, by staying aware of their wildfire risk, actively mitigating dangers, and being prepared to act. Residents can

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CAPCOG recommends homeland security grants projects

The CAPCOG Executive Committee and its Homeland Security Task Force prioritized 40 projects that requested funding from the Texas Office of the Governor State Homeland Security Program. The state program will award funding in August 2019 using CAPCOG’s prioritization as

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Standard Response Protocol training video instructs students on safety actions

Students will be better prepared to respond to terroristic incidents with a new educational video developed through a partnership between Hays County Emergency Services, Texas State, the Office of the Governor, the I Love You Guys Foundation, and CAPCOG as

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