Tag: emergency management
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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CAPCOG recommends homeland security projects to state
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CAPCOG’s Executive Committee prioritized 20 projects seeking funding from the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) grant — eight of which were recommended for funding based on the state’s estimated budget allocation of $820,000 for the region. The Office of the

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Homeland Security Division ramps up regional emergency management training
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CAPCOG’s Homeland Security Division has scheduled six training courses for emergency management and other public safety stakeholders between April and the end of June. A majority of the courses will take place at the CAPCOG offices, 6800 Burleson Road, building

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Cybersecurity symposium brings national experts to region
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CAPCOG’s Homeland Security Division is hosting a virtual cybersecurity symposium to strengthen collaboration on cybersecurity strategies and teach attendees best practices while learning about trending threats through panel discussions and interactive cyber-exercises. The symposium will be from 8:30 a.m. to

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CAPCOG makes homeland security grant funding recommendations

The CAPCOG Executive Committee prioritized 31 projects for the State Homeland Security Program grants; recommending 15 projects for funding based on the state’s regional allocation. CAPCOG expects the Office of the Governor to make the final selection of projects in

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State homeland security grants open, CAPCOG begins review

The deadline to submit State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) grant application projects to CAPCOG for a requested staff review is January 22 with January 31 submission deadline to the Office of the Governor (OOG). SHSP grants are awarded by the

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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 supplies regional COVID-19 response, impact info
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The information important to the region’s emergency managers related to the Coronavirus pandemic includes confirmed cases, deaths attributed to the virus, available hospital beds, location of testing sites, and other information was developed as an action and impact planning board

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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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Prepare for wildfire season by being Firewise and registering for WarnCentralTexas
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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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