Articles Tagged “Emergency Management”

  • Amateur Radio Operator and First Responder Drill This Weekend

    Local amateur radio operators and first-responders will be participating in a drill in Walker County this weekend. CERT Coordinator Joe Connell tells us more . . . . Mr. Connell also said they “will be…

  • Grass Fire On Walnut Cove Monday

    According to KBTX.com, Monday afternoon a grass fire around an acre in size destroyed two buildings on a property off State Highway 19 on Walnut Cove in Walker County. First Responders on the scene included…

  • Hurricane Functional Exercise Held Monday in Huntsville

    Walker County and City Emergency Management Officials, along with various law enforcement branches and state officials, conducted a Hurricane Functional Exercise at the Emergency Operations Center at the Sheriff’s Office Monday throughout the day. Emergency…

  • City Issues Press Release on Inclement Weather Ahead

    The City of Huntsville and Walker County Offices of Emergency Management would like to ask all residents to stay mindful of potential inclement weather beginning today and continuing through the weekend. According to Lance Wood,…

  • Commissioners Approve Purchase of Software for Emergency Management

    At this week’s regular session of Walker County Commissioners, Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis made a slide presentation about special software from the Aristatek Company which can calculate plumes on a map on Hazardous material…

  • Commissioners Hear Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster Presentation

    Walker County Commissioners heard a presentation on formation of a Walker County Voluntary Organization Active in Disaster, or VO-AD, at their Monday morning meeting. County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis filled commissioners in on the…

  • Community Planning Group Meeting Coming Up

    The Walker County Office of Emergency Management continues to work to make our county a better and safer place to live. A special meeting is planned in the future. Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator David Anderson…

  • Punctured Gas Line Thursday Night Evacuates Area in Huntsville for an Hour

    Last night around 5:40–contractors, reported to be working on the installation of light posts–punctured a natural gas line at 13th and University in Huntsville. Emergency Management and law enforcement officials evacuated an appoximate half-mile area…

  • Active Shooter Exercise Wednesday

    Wednesday, Walker County and the City of Huntsville did an Emergency Management exercise on an Active Shooter Mass Fatality originating out of the EOC, or Emergency Operations Center, at the Walker County Sheriffs Office. All…

  • Health Fair & “Are You Ready?” Seminar Held Tuesday

    Tuesday, Huntsville Memorial Hospital and other local entities brought a Walker County Health Fair and “Are Your Ready” seminars to the Walker County Storm Shelter. Sessions presented last night included presentations by Texas A&M Forest…