Homeland Security & Public Safety

Emergency Communication

The ability to communicate and share information during emergencies is critical, especially in a region as large and complex as metropolitan Washington. Past incidents, most notably 9/11, highlight the need for officials to quickly connect with each other to coordinate decisions across various local, state, and federal agencies. Governments also need tools to communicate messages to the public, and the public must be assured it can contact public safety providers without fail.

COG has helped enhance emergency communication among officials across the region in a variety of ways.

 

News & Multimedia

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  • MPD at Inauguration
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    Inauguration weekend security a regional effort

    March 1, 2017

    As thousands of visitors descended on metropolitan Washington for Inauguration weekend, area homeland security and public safety personnel stood ready to...

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    COG, Board of Trade help regional leaders prepare for 2017 Inauguration

    January 18, 2017

    The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the Greater Washington Board of Trade partnered to host a free briefing on January 12, featuring top...

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    New alerts warn commuters of impending winter weather

    January 5, 2017

    The National Weather Service announced it will issue Winter Commuter Alerts when weather conditions indicate there is a threat to drivers traveling during the...

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    COG recognizes local public safety leader for 62 years of service

    November 17, 2016

    Fairfax County Public Safety Communications Director Stephen Souder, who recently retired after more than 60 years of public safety service in the metropolitan...

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    Sprint representatives brief area officials on cause of August 9-1-1 outage

    September 27, 2016

    Representatives from Sprint briefed the COG Board on the cause of an August 16, 2016 outage that impacted calls to 9-1-1 in several of the region’s...

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    COG, Members Promote National Preparedness Month

    September 9, 2016

    September is National Preparedness Month and COG and its members are encouraging everyone in the region to be prepared for emergencies at home, at work, and...

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