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We are #thankful for our #partnership with Central Texas Council of Governments! #investingincommunity #StrongerTogether
Tomorrow, September 7, is the International Day of Clean Air. The day recognizes the amount of work we need to do to reduce the effects of smog, smoke, airborne chemicals, and particulate matter. The Clean Air Force of Central Texas salutes our partner organizations and companies doing their part to keep our air clean and healthy! CLEAN AIR Force of Central Texas Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) Central Texas Council of Governments Heart of Texas Council of Governments - Air Quality Capital Area Council of Governments
Belton, Texas, enjoy good to moderate air quality today through Thursday, Ozone will be moderate on Tuesday, but light winds, lingering cloud cover, and lower background pollution will keep Air Quality good most of the week. Bell County Expo Center Central Texas Council of Governments CLEAN AIR Force of Central Texas
Today, I spoke to a group of future leaders at Central Texas Council of Governments’s Leadership Central Texas about the process of the Texas Legislature and collaborative leadership. CTCOG is investing in the future of local leadership!! #txlege #HD54 #TeamBuckley
FLEXIBILITY UNDER FIRE.

The Morgans Point Resort Fire and Police Department share more than just a roof. As partners in public safety we share the responsibility to deliver skilled emergency services with compassion, professionalism and efficiency to the community we serve. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has strengthened that resolve and promoted creativity and collaboration in our unified mission.

At times we get the question “Why did a fire truck/police car respond when we called for an ambulance?”

Both agencies respond to EMS calls, assessing and stabilising patients in advance on an ambulance arrival from elsewhere in Bell County. Quality care relies upon getting the right people and equipment to the patient’s side quickly and safely. That’s not only a goal of the fire department- it’s over 70% of what we do!

So.... circling back to “why send a fire truck?”

COVID-19 has put a fresh perspective on that answer. MPR Fire established new infection control measures in March of last year. Moving our frontline medical response equipment off of a fire suppression apparatus (one with a water tank, pump and hose) and onto an SUV platform has been a huge success. The original premise was to confine contaminated items to a smaller, easier to disinfect area that wouldn’t compromise our fire response capability when taken out of service.

When Chief Vaszocz approached Chief Cline about using a reserve police vehicle as a fire department medical “squad,” his support was immediate and without hesitation. Firefighters began responding to medical alarms in an unmarked Ford Expedition. The move was an answer to prayers, and the intended outcome both realised and surpassed. More Volunteer Firefighters were licensed to drive the squad, it offered superior access to some of our smaller streets and rural territory, was easier on the gas card and had more storage for a growing arsenal of medical equipment, PPE and advanced respiratory protection.

What it did not have was a clear identity or much visibility as an unmarked police unit.

Fast forward to our current budget year.....

Emergency vehicles have a rather finite service life, especially patrol cars that may go from hours of idling to minutes of priority response in seconds. When one of the original Chevrolet Tahoes came due for replacement, the two Chiefs saw an opportunity to get a little more life out of 1505 (her unit number). The keys were soon passed from one department to the other, and in a matter of days, 1505 began her new life as Battalion 63, the command vehicle operated by Chief Sibley.

With us so far? It’s been a winding road, but we’re nearing the end!

The former Battalion 63, a 2017 RAM purchased in partnership between the Ladies Auxiliary M P R V F D and Morgan's Point Resort Volunteer Firefighter's Association, built by Volunteer Firefighters, was repurposed as Squad 61. A highly visible and nimble addition to our response fleet, she will go on to answer the call for EMS and rescue needs for years to come.

Squad 61 is an Advanced Life Support capable resource, depending on the certification level of those who staff it for a given response. She is equipped with a LifePak-15 cardiac monitor/defibrillator, LUCAS hands-free CPR device, life-saving medications, advanced airway equipment and respiratory protection that ranges from N95 masks to Scott full-face respirators and SCBA. Many of these items, once unimaginable, were made possible by the CARES grant. The Morgan's Point Resort Economic Development Council and Central Texas Council of Governments were instrumental in walking us through that process.

Thanks to the generosity and support of our community, we plan to add a battery-powered rescue tool, cutoff saw and rope rescue cache to round out her capability as a medical rescue rig this spring. Squad 61 will further serve as a mobile learning platform for our “Take Ten” community CPR program and create a new Volunteer EMS provider pathway for perspective members.

A good deal of hard work and thought has been expended on this shuffling of emergency vehicles; a great deal of money has not. With all the doom and gloom in the news today, we thought you just might like a story where everyone gets along for the greater good without breaking the bank.

Stay safe out there, MPR ❤️
Want to give a thoughtful gift? Donate blood before the new year.♥️🙏
The Central Texas Council of Governments has announced Coronavirus Relief Grants for small businesses in Bell County. You can see a complete list of qualifications and what the grant narrative should look like at the website below, as well as a link to the application. We hope our local small businesses will take advantage of this fantastic program! #txlege #HD54 #TeamBuckley #SmallBiz
💯 PERCENT PROGRAM EMPLOYMENT...👇
I am calling for CTCOG to be totally dismantled for good. Thanks to the agency that delivery address in the gps is totally messed up.
On the news conference of today, the doctor stated the temp of the fever is 104, I believe for the older population, the temp indicated a 99.4. Can she confirm this?
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
The Central Texas Council of Governments, in partnership with the City of Gatesville, is a hosting a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) turn-in on Saturday, 14 March from 8 am to 3 pm at the Gatesville Civic Center, 301 Veteran's Memorial Loop.

The HHW event is open to residents of Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Milam, Mills, and San Saba Counties.

Also, come out and volunteer alongside Keep Gatesville Beautiful at the Spring Clean Up that day!
Come out and visit the Cen-Tex Sustainable Communities Partnership, AVMartinez - American Veterans Mission, Central Texas Council of Governments booths and much more at the Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful ECO Fling! Lots of fun activities going on at the Copperas Cove Civic Center today until 1 pm ♻️

City of Copperas Cove - Municipal Government

CTCOG is a voluntary association of city and county government agencies serving seven counties in th The Central Texas Council of Governments helps local communities work cooperatively to improve the conditions and well-being of Central Texans.

Whether reaching out to elders in need of at-home or nursing home assistance, helping a family find a safe and affordable home, providing essential transportation planning, or keeping you safe through emergency and security programs, we serve with compassion dedication and professionalism. Enhancing the lives of Central Texans is what the CTCOG is all about.

Operating as usual

06/03/2022

Join the Harker Heights Police Department for the 2nd Annual Cops & Kids Day in the Park! Harker Heights Parks & Recreation will have the Heights On the Go trailer full of games and activities while the Harker Heights Public Library will have books and face paint. Each person in attendance will receive a hotdog lunch while supplies last.

06/03/2022

You all are so awesome! We only have 7 spots left for tomorrow's blood donation event located at Central Bell Fire & Rescue.

Sign up using the link below to donate blood and save lives!

https://ww3.greatpartners.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/131096

06/03/2022
06/03/2022

It's 🍩 National Doughnut Day 🍩! Thank you to The Salvation Army for helping us celebrate! Nothing like a cop and his doughnut on a Friday morning.

Photos from Rockdale Vol. Fire Department's post 06/03/2022

Photos from Rockdale Vol. Fire Department's post

06/03/2022

Curl em, then eat em… 🍩💪🏼

Head to Toe Gentle Seated Chair Exercises for Seniors Improve Range of Motion – DailyCaring 06/03/2022

Head to Toe Gentle Seated Chair Exercises for Seniors Improve Range of Motion – DailyCaring

Head to Toe Gentle Seated Chair Exercises for Seniors Improve Range of Motion – DailyCaring Reduce fall risk & pain + improve strength, flexibility, & circulation with free, gentle seated chair exercises for seniors that focus on range of motion.

06/03/2022

If you are looking for something to do this weekend - come check out Kid Fish & Movie In The Park at WM Brook Park! Registration begins today (06/03/2022) at 5:30pm. Kiddos aged 2-16 years can fish all night long until the judging begins at noon on Saturday. The City Of Lampasas Parks Department will provide bait and fishing equipment, or you can bring your own.

Friday nights Movie in the Park features a showing of "Encanto" and begins at 8:30pm with Free Admission and Free Popcorn. There will be a Hot Dog supper at 7:30pm and S'mores after the movie.

(No other concessions available & over-night camping is allowed on a first come, first served basis. Children staying over-night must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)

For more information contact the City Of Lampasas.

Photos from Belton, Texas - City Government's post 06/03/2022

Photos from Belton, Texas - City Government's post

06/03/2022

Parents.....With Summer break here we want to remind you all about the City of Killeen's juvenile curfew! You can reference the ordinance here https://bit.ly/3zaxTGv

06/03/2022

The Neighborhood Watch Program is a great way to combat crime, keep the burglars away and get to know the people in your neighborhood.

If you are interested in starting a Neighborhood Watch Program, contact our Crime Prevention Coordinator, Erica Aurelio, for more information about how to start one in your area. If you already have a watch established contact her to register your watch at [email protected]

06/03/2022

Appetites don’t end with the school year! Please see flyer from Copperas Cove ISD regarding FREE summer lunches! 🍏 🥪🧃

Timeline photos 06/03/2022

Timeline photos

AAACT offers monthly support groups for caregivers, individuals living with Alzheimer's and others dealing with the disease. Please contact Theresa Mireles for more information and to register at 254-770-2346.

Visit aaact.org/events for a full schedule of upcoming support groups.

06/02/2022

Fire uses up the oxygen you need and produces smoke and poisonous gases that kill. Breathing even small amounts of smoke and toxic gases can make you drowsy, disoriented and short of breath. The odorless, colorless fumes can lull you into a deep sleep before the flames reach your door. Never stand up in a fire, always crawl low under the smoke and try to keep your mouth covered. Having a working smoke alarm dramatically increases your chances of surviving a fire.

Photos from Harker Heights Police Department's post 06/02/2022

Photos from Harker Heights Police Department's post

06/02/2022

Please share & mark your calendars for the 2022 Copperas Cove Food Truck Festival!!!🛻 🌮 🍗

There will also be live music 🎶🎙💃 and shopping 🛍 for the entire family to enjoy!

📅 June 11th, 2022 from 5-10pm
📍 Copperas Cove City Park
Copperas Cove Parks & Recreation

06/02/2022

Here is an important for you to keep in mind!

06/02/2022

Join the Harker Heights Police Department for the 2nd Annual Cops & Kids Day in the Park! Harker Heights Parks & Recreation will have the Heights On the Go trailer full of games and activities while the Harker Heights Public Library will have books and face paint. Each person in attendance will receive a hotdog lunch while supplies last.

Photos from Morgan's Point Resort Fire Department's post 06/02/2022

Photos from Morgan's Point Resort Fire Department's post

06/01/2022

KempnerFest 2022 on June 25th at Sylvia Tucker Memorial Park is all about supporting local businesses. With live bands, free ax throwing, free bounce house and free inflatable obstacle course and over 400 people already marked as interested in coming it will be a great event.

We really want to showcase local businesses. There are still a few vendor spots available. If your business would like to participate, please reach out to City Secretary Hayleigh at City Hall.

You can call 512-932-2180 or email [email protected]

06/01/2022

Route 550 Silver Flex Route expanded service area starts today! Be sure to look for a smaller bus on this route.

Photos from Temple Fire & Rescue's post 06/01/2022

Photos from Temple Fire & Rescue's post

Photos from Belton Police Department's post 06/01/2022

Photos from Belton Police Department's post

05/31/2022

**Update from TX TERT***

Howdy all. It has been brought to our attention that 9-1-1 telecommunicators from across the nation are either signing up to assist with dispatch relief at Uvalde or indicating they will self deploy. Though we greatly appreciate the support in wanting to help our fellow Thin Gold Line family, we want to advise that the request is only for Texas 9-1-1 telecommunicators. If you self deploy from out of state, you could complicate the response process…and that is something we do not want. A relief schedule has been established and is currently filled. If the call for more volunteers is sent, please remember that it is only for Texas 9-1-1 telecommunicators.

Again, we thank you all for wanting to help those in need and please know that Uvalde 9-1-1 telecommunicators are being taken care of. Apologies for any confusion and please feel free to share this post with others.

...Original Post...👇

Uvalde is still in need of volunteer Telecommunicators to staff
Uvalde PD!

The current volunteer list is exhausted. Volunteers must be employed by a PSAP approved by a 9-1-1 entity.

Licensed Telecommunicators preferred.

If interested please complete the volunteer form at the link below.
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https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=DL-lhM6bikmELifRMbXz_BfIJZe_hV5OuzksMOcNXnNUNUJFUUNTV0I4RzYwMTJOUEozME1EQUswTS4u

4 Ways to Provide Support While Encouraging Senior Independence – DailyCaring 05/31/2022

4 Ways to Provide Support While Encouraging Senior Independence – DailyCaring

4 Ways to Provide Support While Encouraging Senior Independence – DailyCaring Helping as much as possible might backfire - we may end up creating dependence. Use 4 tips to provide support while promoting independence in seniors.

Photos from Copperas Cove Police Department's post 05/31/2022

Photos from Copperas Cove Police Department's post

05/31/2022

HEATSTROKE

Sometimes babies are so peaceful and quiet in the backseat that we can forget they are even there, and it can be tempting to leave a sleeping baby in the car so we don’t have to wake them up while we quickly run into the store. But leaving a child alone in a car can lead to serious injury or death from heatstroke, even in cooler temperatures.

Here’s some helpful information and tips for parents about heatstroke prevention for kids.

Hard Facts about Heatstroke

On average, every 10 days a child dies from heatstroke in a vehicle. In more than half of these deaths, the caregiver forgot the child was in the car.

A car can heat up 19 degrees in just 10 minutes. And cracking a window doesn’t help.

Young children are particularly at risk, as their bodies heat up three to five times faster than an adult’s.

05/31/2022

Summertime groceries are intense! Take advantage of the free lunch and breakfast with Belton ISD Summer Meals.🥪🍎

Photos from Morgan's Point Resort Fire Department's post 05/31/2022

Photos from Morgan's Point Resort Fire Department's post

Senior Hoarding: Understand the Emotions to Find Solutions – DailyCaring 05/31/2022

Senior Hoarding: Understand the Emotions to Find Solutions – DailyCaring

Senior Hoarding: Understand the Emotions to Find Solutions – DailyCaring Senior hoarding can be hazardous to health and tough to manage. Find out which emotions cause hoarding & how to give support and get them the help they need

05/31/2022

We are REALLY bad with surprises (like so bad that we can’t believe Chief even told us), but somehow we managed to keep this one a secret from Officer Lopez for a few days! 🫢 Officer Lopez had no clue what was going on when his Captain called him back to the PD this morning with no explanation. When he arrived, he was greeted by Jim Johnson, Strategic Partnerships Manager for WGU College of Business. Officer Lopez was selected by WGU and presented with a $2500 “Year of You” Surprise Scholarship! 👏🏼👏🏼

Thank you, WGU! & Congratulations to Officer Lopez and much luck to him as he continues to pursue his education! 🚔👮🏽‍♂️🎓

Photos from Belton Fire Department's post 05/31/2022

Photos from Belton Fire Department's post

Webinar Registration - Zoom 05/31/2022

Webinar Registration - Zoom

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Belton, TX
76513

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708 West Avenue O
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Bell County Office of Emergency Management coordinates with a variety of partners to build, sustain

Texas Blue Knights XVI Texas Blue Knights XVI
2609 N Main St
Belton, 76513

We are a family friendly Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club.

Central Texas Regional Advisory Council Central Texas Regional Advisory Council
2180 N Main St
Belton, 76513

Develop, implement and maintain the regional trauma, stroke, cardiac, perinatal, and emergency healthcare system for the 6 counties in Trauma Service Area - L (TSA-L).

Development District of Central Texas (DDCT) Development District of Central Texas (DDCT)
2180 N Main St
Belton, 76513

Killeen-Temple Metropolitan Planning Organization Killeen-Temple Metropolitan Planning Organization
2180 N Main St
Belton, 76513

Metropolitan Planning Organization

Area Agency on Aging of Central Texas Area Agency on Aging of Central Texas
2180 N Main St
Belton, 76513

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Belton, Texas - City Government Belton, Texas - City Government
333 Water St
Belton, 76513

Bell County Communications Center Bell County Communications Center
708 W Avenue O
Belton, 76513

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