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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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Executive Committee sends SHSP grants to governors’ office

The CAPCOG Executive Committee at its March meeting approved a prioritized list of 30 Homeland Security projects, 13 of which are anticipated to receive funding through the state after the Officer of the Governor makes the final selection. Historically, the

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Region tests EOC capabilities, communications in exercise

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The CAPCOG Homeland Security Division’s 2020 Regional Exercise, which took place in February, simulated large wildfires in three counties to test the region’s ability to standup Emergency Operation Centers (EOCs) and run multiple large-scale operations simultaneously. The exercise, which encompassed

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CAPCOG purchases Stop-the-Bleed kits for local schools

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The CAPCOG Homeland Security Division purchased more than 1,000 Stop-the-Bleed kits to help school districts and charter schools throughout the ten-county region meet a new state mandate requiring every campus having a kit to help save students, teachers, staff members

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CAPCOG honors former TDEM District Coordinator for regional work

CAPCOG recognized the region’s former Texas Division of Emergency Management District Coordinator, Jack Doebbler, with its Jack Griesenbeck Leadership in Regionalism Award during its annual General Assembly Meeting on Wednesday. Doebbler has spent countless hours serving communities in the 10-county

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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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