PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, October 16, 2015
October 26
Housing deadline for APCO’s Emerging Technology Forum.

November 17-18
The Emerging Technology Forum is taking place at the Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta, GA.

November 30
Deadline to complete your APCO 2015 session evaluations and print CEU certificates.

December 31
Deadline for submitting your speaker proposals for APCO 2016.

December 31
Deadline for locking in at the lowest rate as an exhibitor at APCO 2016.
Industry News
The Chandler Police Department’s Communications Section in Chandler, Ariz., 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 October 9, 2015. The agency will be recognized at APCO’s 82nd Annual Conference & Expo. A terrifying duck hunting accident came to a gratifying conclusion as three teenagers were hunting from a boat on Fish Lake when it capsized. Officials credit their safe rescue to a 9-1-1 call that 17-year-old Bryce Tanski of Stillwater made while was he was trying to keep his head above the water. More than 20 years since the county's last overhaul of the CAD/RMS system (computer-aided dispatch/records management system), public safety leaders from across Snohomish County have voted to launch New World Systems (NWS), a new countywide public safety dispatch and records management system, this month.
The Dispatch Lt. Delbert "Del" Baker was honored in Ocean City this week for 31 years of service that began as a part-time EMT and radio dispatcher for the fire department in 1984. His career evolved and grew, and he will likely be remembered most for his leadership in the creation and the operation of the city’s dive unit and water rescue team,
For the first time, CPR guidelines issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) recommend that communities consider using social media and mobile app technology to alert CPR responders when someone nearby suffers sudden cardiac arrest. The new guidelines cite studies that show emerging mobile technologies can result in a "higher rate of bystander-initiated CPR."
Silent Key
Lauri Gulbrand, a veteran Brown County (Wisconsin) Public Safety Communications supervisor, died Monday, Oct. 12, surrounded by family, after a long battle with breast cancer. Mrs. Gulbrand dedicated 30 years of her life to law enforcement and public safety communications.
Longtime APCO member Gary Allen, former editor and publisher of Dispatch Monthly magazine and 911 Dispatch website, died on Sunday, Oct. 11 after a battle with brain cancer.
Long-time APCO adjunct instructor and teacher Diane Beatty passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side Oct. 8, 2015. Beatty worked in the public safety communications industry for more than 25 years, serving in a variety of positions at a communications center ranging from dispatcher to manager.
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