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September is National Preparedness Month!

September is officially National Preparedness Month. Residents are encouraged to promote emergency preparedness by being ready, making plans, and staying informed! The FEMA Preparedness Organization has organized a LOT of material to answer any questions. DART will be showcasing a lot of our knowledge at the Public Safety Weekend Event at Underwood Farms on September …

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Thousand Oaks DART deployed for Moorpark Evidence Search

All is quiet in Thousand Oaks on 16-Aug-2012, but Moorpark is investigating a murder attempt (see article below) requiring an evidence search related to the crime. Thousand Oaks DART (TODART) was requested and activated on by means of the VC Alert callout system by Sgt. Hatlee requesting members for the evidence search of which six …

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Issues get brewing at coffee with the Police Chief Randy Pentis

In a world where so much information is shared via text message and email, Thousand Oaks Police Chief Randy Pentis likes to do things the oldfashioned way: talking over a cup of coffee. “For me personally, nothing replaces face-to-face communication,” Pentis said. “It doesn’t cost money. It just takes time.” So last Friday from 8 …

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FCC Releases Congressionally Mandated Study on Amateur Radio

FCC Releases Congressionally Mandated Study on Amateur Radio “There are many positive things included in the FCC report to Congress,” said ARRL Regulatory Information Manager Dan Henderson, N1ND. “We are pleased that the Commission highlighted the existing Amateur Radio infrastructure to provide disaster and time-critical communications. They also recognized the flexibility of the Amateur Service …

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Tropical Daze

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Thousand Oaks Tropical Daze event at Thousand Oaks High School. Despite the oppressive heat, this was a top-notch event that had very few casualties (nothing major), great music, and a lot of families with smiles on their faces. Check out the website for our next event, …

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Heat Safety

With a heat wave upon us and predictions of an even hotter summer, please take extra precautions. Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year. In fact, on average, excessive heat claims more lives each year than floods, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes combined. In the …

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