Press Releases

AmeriCorps Cape Cod members recruiting Barnstable County shelter volunteers

Filed in Press Releases by on January 26, 2016
AmeriCorps Cape Cod members recruiting Barnstable County shelter volunteers

BARNSTABLE (MA) January 26, 2016 – As last weekend’s winter storm approached, the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) had to weigh the need to activate the Regional Shelter System. Fortunately, the storm did not pack a powerful punch so sheltering was not necessary. Had the shelters been opened, though, the success of operations […]

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Barnstable County braces for winter storm

Filed in Storm Press Releases by on January 23, 2016
Barnstable County braces for winter storm

The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a planning conference call at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 23, 2016,  to review the latest forecasts on the coastal storm approaching the Cape and Islands. Given the predicted duration of the storm, the forecast snow amounts, and the moderation in temperature expected next week, the BCREPC […]

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BCREPC winter storm planning update

Filed in Storm Press Releases by on January 22, 2016
BCREPC winter storm planning update

At its 4 p.m. conference call, the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) reviewed the latest forecasts on the winter storm predicted to affect the area on Saturday. It was noted that the National Weather Service issued high wind and winter storm warnings Friday afternoon. Winds are expected from the northeast at 30 to […]

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BCREPC continues to monitor weekend storm

Filed in Storm Press Releases by on January 22, 2016
BCREPC continues to monitor weekend storm

The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a conference call at 10 a.m. Friday to update members on the latest forecast regarding the winter storm predicted to affect the area on Saturday. The main issue for the region has been just how far north the main precipitation shield will reach. The National Weather […]

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BCREPC on alert for weekend storm

Filed in Storm Press Releases by on January 21, 2016
BCREPC on alert for weekend storm

The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a conference call at 1 p.m. Thursday to discuss the winter weather predicted to arrive on Cape Cod over the Saturday/Sunday time frame. The latest forecast models show the storm traveling south of Cape Cod resulting in a much lighter snowfall than that which is expected […]

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Barnstable County REPC hosts HAZMAT training

Filed in Press Releases by on January 11, 2016
Barnstable County REPC hosts HAZMAT training

On Friday, January 8, 2016, the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) hosted a training session for Hazardous Materials Technicians covering specialized computer technology used to support responses to hazardous materials (HAZMAT) incidents. The attendees were members of the Department of Fire Services HAZMAT District 1 Regional Response Team comprising firefighters and chiefs from […]

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Volunteers Needed for Emergency Pet Care

Filed in Press Releases by on January 5, 2016
Volunteers Needed for Emergency Pet Care

When the power goes out during a blizzard or other emergency on Cape Cod, residents and visitors have the option of staying at one of the six Barnstable County regional shelters managed by the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (REPC). Each shelter is staffed with volunteers and equipped with supplies to care for people […]

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Cape Cod Disaster Animal Response Team to hold annual meeting

Filed in Press Releases by on November 23, 2015
Cape Cod Disaster Animal Response Team to hold annual meeting

Cape Cod Disaster Animal Response Team (CCDART) will be holding its annual meeting Sunday, November 29, 2015, at the West Barnstable Fire Department at 2160 Meetinghouse Way from 3 – 5 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome. On the agenda for this meeting are the CCDART 2015-2016 training calendar, the new CCDART […]

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Food waste workshop to be held in Barnstable

Filed in Press Releases by on October 21, 2015
Food waste workshop to be held in Barnstable

BARNSTABLE (MA) October 21, 2015 – A free workshop to help citizens, businesses and institutions understand and navigate the new Commercial Food Waste Ban will be held on Friday, October 30, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Harborview Conference Room/Old Jail of the Barnstable County Courthouse Complex. Food waste has become one […]

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Volunteer Reception Center drill a success

Filed in Press Releases by on October 1, 2015
Volunteer Reception Center drill a success

BARNSTABLE (MA) October 1, 2015 – On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, the final training session for the Cape Cod Citizen Corps Council Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) program was held at the Harwich Community Center. The concept behind the VRC is that after disasters, well-meaning, civic-minded volunteers will often swamp emergency relief agencies seeking an opportunity […]

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