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PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, October 02, 2015

Be part of the event where thousands of public safety professionals come to learn and network. Proposals are now being accepted for APCO 2016, taking place August 14-17 in Orlando, FL.

Presentation proposals must address topics relevant to one of these professional development tracks:

  • Frontline Telecommunicator
  • Leadership Development
  • Communications Center Management
  • Emergency Preparedness, Response & Situational Awareness
  • Radio Technologies, Land Mobile Radio & Spectrum Management
  • NG9-1-1 & Emerging Technologies
  • Cutting Edge Issues & Hot Topics
  • Social Media in the PSAP
  • Industry Products & Tools
Submit your proposal.
 

APCO is collaborating with several companies on an "App Challenge." Over the next few months, app developers will review public safety use cases and attempt to build tools that improve situational awareness, leverage GIS tools, and respond to a variety of unmet needs. The first step in the challenge is collecting public safety use cases and ideas for apps. We need your help! For example, could an app help new public safety telecommunicators learn EMD protocols, or do firefighters need help keeping track of nursing home door codes? All ideas are welcome. After we collect the ideas, developers will choose a project and consult with public safety experts to build something useful. Please submit your ideas through the AppComm portal, and send any questions to AppComm@apcointl.org.

 
Industry News
The Orlando (FL.) Police Department has met the minimum training standards for the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International Agency Training Program Certification and has been awarded certification as of September 14, 2015.
 
The Gwinnett County (GA.) Police Department has met the minimum training standards for the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International Agency Training Program Certification and has been awarded certification as of September 10, 2015.
 
Times Record Acknowledging both the increased usage of cellular phones and the importance of staying up to date on 911 Public Safety Answering Point locations statewide, the Arkansas General Assembly could at some point consider an increase on the fee it assesses to 911 calls placed from wireless devices.
 
Consumer Affairs News Sprint and two other companies will pay $1.4 million for failing to properly handle 9-1-1 calls placed by hard-of-hearing callers, according to the Federal Communications Commission.
 
Orlando Sentinel An eight-year-old made a life-saving call to 9-1-1 for her 17-year-old brother. The near-tragedy serves as a reminder to teach your children to call 9-1-1, emergency officials said.
 
The Hill Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-California) is urging the government to set voluntary cybersecurity guidelines to help U.S. companies and government agencies defend their networks from hackers.
 
Network World Wireline and wireless carriers are in the midst of a transition that is at least as profound as effects combining the retirement of cord-board operators, the adoption of SS7, and the telecom transition from analog to digital.
 
 
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