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CAPCOG to promote Warn Central Texas, Preparedness Month
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The CAPCOG Homeland Security Division released a new Warn Central Texas Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document ahead of National Preparedness Month, September, to encourage residents to register themselves and their families in the regional notification system for local emergency alerts.

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CAPCOG homeland security team leads talks at annual TDEM conference
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Showcasing CAPCOG’s preparedness expertise, the CAPCOG Homeland Security Division’s staff spoke about community and family recovery, operational continuity, congregate shelter operations, and the role of crisis information systems during the annual Texas Division of Emergency Management Conference held the first

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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’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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CAPCOG homeland security director joins EMAT board
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Emergency Management Association of Texas (EMAT) members elected Martin Ritchey, CAPCOG’s homeland security director, to serve as the association’s treasurer at its 15th Annual Leadership Symposium in February. As one of four at-large board members, Ritchey will be able advocate

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CAPCOG Homeland Security participates in national program’s development
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The CAPCOG Homeland Security Division has been participating with FEMA and the Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, which provides research and development for the federal agency, to develop technology that will help emergency response agencies increase their ability to

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CAPCOG presents TDEM’s Kidd with regionalism award
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CAPCOG recognized W. Nim Kidd, the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) chief, with the Jack Griesenbeck Leadership in Regionalism Award for his commitment to disaster prevention, protection mitigation, response and recovery at a regional level. “When the bell rings,

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Mandatory workshops set for state homeland security grants
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Three State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) grant workshops are scheduled to take place online from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on December 13, 16, and 22; it is mandatory that applicants attend one of the workshops which will discuss the application

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