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San Marcos Equips Mobile Emergency Center

Posted by Elise on July 22, 2010

Vehicle Offers High-Tech Communications Gear

Firefighters and engineers are at work on San Marcos’ new mobile emergency command vehicle, a high-tech trailer that will allow the city Fire Department and surrounding agencies to set up a command post at the scene of any incident.

The vehicle, said Battalion Chief Dave Schloss, serves “as Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by Elise on April 29, 2010

Breaking News

San Marcos Takes to the Airwaves

City Acquires AM Radio Station for Emergencies

By Scott McClintock

 Synopsis:  The City of San Marcos has acquired a transmitter and a license to operate AM radio station 1610.  The station will be deployed during wildfires and other emergencies to provide traffic, evacuation, and other important information specific to the San Marcos area.  The City intends to eventually operate the station on a full-time basis to provide traffic, road conditions and other community current events.

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San Marcos CERT and MetroNet

Posted by Elise on November 17, 2009

By Scott McClintock

Emergency Operations Coordinator

As Community Emergency Response Teams emerged into American cities in the very early 2000’s, the City of San Marcos was not inclined to take part.  SMFD was extremely busy expanding its staff and facilities to keep up with the surging population.  Additionally, the Department already maintained a corps of retired civilian volunteers, who assisted the Department with daily administrative duties as well as with logistics at fire command posts.

Then in the Spring of 2005, I was hired by the city as an emergency planner in an Read the rest of this entry »

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