Tag: homeland security

CAPCOG recognizes Preparedness Month with virtual campaign

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CAPCOG will recognize September as National Preparedness Month with a social media, awareness campaign focusing on educating people about simple actions they can take to drastically improve their disaster readiness, such as registering for local alerts at WarnCentralTexas.org or packing a Go-Kit

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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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Evacuee response training leverages WebEOC for success

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The CAPCOG Homeland Security Division and the Texas Division of Emergency Management trained emergency managers and public safety personnel in mid-June to better prepare for transporting, receiving, and caring for disaster evacuees. The Emergency Tracking Network (ETN) training course demonstrated

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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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WebEOC assists with regionwide emergency response

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Emergency Management Coordinators (EMCs) and other public safety officials used CAPCOG’s digital regional planning coordination tool, WebEOC, to share critical information about responding to Winter Storm Uri in February helping to keep residents warm and to track storm related issues.

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WarnCentralTexas.org alerts many during winter storm

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CAPCOG’s regional notifications system, WarnCentralTexas, alerted more residents than ever during Winter Storm Uri, which struck the entire state from February 14 to the 23. The system informed people about icy roads, power outages, boil water notices, and the locations

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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 urges Emergency Preparedness Month participation

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The CAPCOG Executive Committee recognized September as National Preparedness Month and urges all jurisdictions to educate and empower their residents to prepare for responding to natural and man-made disasters. To prepare residents, CAPCOG, with the aid of Texas State University,

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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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