Tag: 9-1-1

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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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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CAPCOG teaches telecommunicators during pandemic

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The CAPCOG Emergency Communications Division continues to deliver training to emergency telecommunicators amid the COVID-19 pandemic through live and prerecorded online courses, so they can enhance and hone their skills, learn new proficiencies, and complete state mandated training requirements in

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CAPCOG celebrates region’s emergency telecommunicators

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The CAPCOG Executive Committee honored the region’s emergency telecommunicators with a March proclamation declaring April 12 through April 18 as National Public Safety Telecommunicator week. “Telecommunicators are the true backbone of the 9-1-1 system,” and “CAPCOG recognizes the professional and

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9-1-1 instructors bring survivor, responder experience

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Two emergency telecommunicators who survived mass shootings will lead CAPCOG’s Active Threat Course for emergency telecommunicators set for March 24 at the CAPCOG offices, 6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, in Austin. “Learning from survivors who work in emergency communications lets

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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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CAPCOG equips communities with 9-1-1 educational materials

National Night Out, an annual campaign for making neighborhoods safer through community and police partnerships, traditionally occurs the first Tuesday in October for Texas cities. To help residents understand the role of emergency telecommunicators in that partnership, CAPCOG is supplying

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CAPCOG increases location accuracy for wireless 9-1-1 callers

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The CAPCOG Emergency Communications Division has installed new RapidSOS software at nearly all the 10-county region’s public safety answering points (PSAPs) to enhance the ability for emergency telecommunicators to pinpoint a caller’s location. During testing, the mapping technology produced a

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CAPCOG upgrades 9-1-1 workstations throughout region

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New workstations being installed by CAPCOG in all 31 public safety answering points (PSAPs) across the region will allow for NextGeneration 9-1-1 once it is instituted; NextGeneration 9-1-1 is a more resilient digital infrastructure system which allows voice, photos, videos,

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CAPCOG to recognize emergency telecommunicators

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More than 800 emergency telecommunicators serve the CAPCOG ten-county region as the first, first responders, and they work 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure their communities are safe. In recognition of their unending dedication to the

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