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PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, August 07, 2015
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If you have not already registered, avoid the lines on-site and register today online.
 
One of the most popular and fastest growing sessions, the Career Advancement Center, will return for its third consecutive year. Located in the exhibit hall, five specialized sessions will feature industry experts leading one-hour presentations on key topics that are aimed at professionals at every level and stage of their career. This year’s topics include: 
  • Listening 
  • Networking Tips 
  • Resumes 
  • Introduction to RPL 
  • Leadership 
Sessions will take place in the exhibit hall on Monday and Tuesday, August 17 and 18. To learn more...
 
 
   
Without question, one of the best ways that you can keep up-to-date is to download the APCO 2015 conference app. It's free and it's your guide to all things conference. You must be registered for APCO 2015 to access the app. App sponsored by T-Mobile.
 
Silent Key

Dennis M. Durkin, 71, of Glastonbury, Connecticut, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2015, from complications due to lung cancer. Durkin was a past president of the APCO Atlantic Chapter. Memorial services will be held at a later date. To send notes of condolences and view future service information, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.

View the newspaper obituary.

 

APCO member William Johnston passed away August 1, 2015. Johnston was the Battalion Chief/EMS Coordinator for the Kingman Fire Department in Kingman, AZ.

View the newspaper obituary.

 
From the Inside Pages
As we once again prepare to convene the membership quorum at APCO 2015, APCO International’s Annual Conference and Expo in our nation’s capital, it gives me pause to reflect on what makes this conference more than great training.
 
Patlite Corp
New World Systems
Industry News
Sixteen public safety agencies have met or exceeded the minimum training standards for the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International Agency Training Program certification (P33) and the recipients will be recognized during the Food for Thought Luncheon on August 19, 2015, at APCO’s Annual Conference in Washington, DC.
 
MarketWatch Continual refinements from 3GPP Releases and commercial collaboration between TETRA and P25 vendors with LTE vendors are turning First Responder and Public Safety LTE into a reality.
 
FireEngineering.com As awareness grows about firefighter and first responder suicide numbers and the importance of behavioral health, a number of groups around the country, such as the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance (FBHA), are stepping forward to address the issue.
 
NBC 29 News This year, the Madison County 911 Center is averaging more than 500 emergency calls a month. Operators say with that kind of volume, upgrades to an outdated system were necessary and after getting those upgrades, they say they are better equipped to handle emergency situations.
 
 
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