Category Archives: Emergency Preparedness

National Weather Service needs weather observer volunteers in Victoria

John Metz, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi, and Rick McBrayer from the Victoria Office of Emergency Management, discuss how important volunteers are in recording local amounts of rainfall, hail and occasionally snow. You too, … Continue reading

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How to survive an active shooter scenario

Victoria Crime Prevention Officer John Turner discusses how to survive if you find yourself in an active shooter scenario or other “worst case” situation.

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Airport Director “Lenny” Llerenal discusses the status of the Victoria Regional Airport – PART 2

PART 2 – We continue our interview with Airport Executive Director Lenny Llerena who discusses the status of the Victoria Regional Airport and its recovery from Hurricane Harvey.

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Civilian Police Academy Class 39 Begins in February

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a police officer? Ever want to find out more about Victoria’s Police Department? Crime Prevention Officer John Turner discusses the Civilian Police Academy, a 12-week course full of hands-on fun and demonstrations, that … Continue reading

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Input wanted on two sidewalk/pedestrian crossing projects for Victoria

Diane Dohm, Senior Transportation Planner, discusses two sidewalk/pedestrian crossing projects on Navarro St and the Houston Highway, and she wants public input on two surveys about these projects.

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TIP 411 uses cell phones for anonymous crime tips to the Victoria Police

A new cell phone app – TIP 411 – allows cell phone users to anonymously report crime tips to the Victoria Police department. Detective Tanya Brown tells us how to use it.

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Don’t become a victim of crime during the Holiday Season.

Tanya Brown with the Victoria Police Department shares great tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of crime during the Holiday Season

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Pedestrian safety; how, when and where to safely cross the streets of Victoria.

Crime Prevention Officer John Turner discusses how, when and where to safely cross the streets of Victoria.

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Register your cell phone with Code Red to receive emergency information.

Rick McBrayer from the Victoria Office of Emergency Management (OEM), discusses Code Red, a service that allows the┬ápublic to register their cell phones so they can receive vital information during emergencies. Don’t worry, we will never sell your phone number … Continue reading

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Fire Department adds new CPR equipment for heart patients

Fire Chief Taner Drake talks about the new CPR equipment available for heart patients. These devices will save lives !!!

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How Victoria’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) works.

Mary Craighead, MPO Coordinator, discusses the role of the Metropolitan Planning Organization and how the public can share their ideas on Victoria’s future transportation needs.

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New technology will deliver emergency alerts to all local smart phones.

Jeb Lacey from the Victoria Office of Emergency Management, discusses IPAWS, a new technology for sending emergency alert messages to all smart phones in the area.

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Fire Department will purchase a new ladder truck and “medical ready SUVs” in 2014.

Fire Chief Taner Drake discusses the new ladder truck and some “medical ready SUVs” that will improve fire and medical response in Victoria.

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Fire Department introduces new microphones for fire fighting communications.

Fire Chief Taner Drake discusses new microphone technology that makes ground fire communications safer for firemen in a structure fire.

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Fire Chief Taner Drake talks about the need for Fire Station # 6 in northwest Victoria.

Fire Chief Taner Drake discusses why Victoria needs Fire Station # 6 in the rapidly-growing, northwest corridor of Victoria.

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Yes, it’s hurricane season. Here are some tips for residents and businesses.

Jeb Lacey, Emergency Management Coordinator, offers hurricane preparation tips for both residents and businesses of Victoria County.

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Three important hurricane tips for 2012.

Jeb Lacey discusses three important hurricane tips for this years hurricane season, including getting your cell phone listed for emergency information.

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New Emergency Operations Center is ready.

Jeb Lacey, Emergency Management Coordinator, discusses the new emergency operations center.

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Police Chief Craig discusses the safety of the Lone Tree Creek Hike-n-Bike Trail.

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Home heating safety during the holidays.

It’s time to stoke the fireplace and fire up the heater. Listen to this podcast before you do.

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