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PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, November 06, 2015
For most people, a dead battery or slow download is just an inconvenience, but the impacts can be critical for public safety users. APCO has been working to ensure apps are as effective as possible. As a new post in the TabletopX blog describes, APCO recently collaborated with CTIA – the Wireless Association, AT&T, and a pair of app developers through AppComm to make public safety apps more efficiently manage battery and data consumption. Whatever your area of expertise, consider joining APCO’s efforts to improve apps for public safety and emergency response. Contact AppComm@apcointl.org.
 
Submit a session proposal to help your association peers with their educational journey at APCO 2016, APCO's Annual Conference & Expo. APCO 2016 welcomes high quality papers and panel proposals in all areas of public safety communications. Break out of the mold and share new ways of thinking that attendees can take back and implement in their own agencies. Learn more.
 
In case you missed it, APCO will be hosting a lineup of prominent speakers at our upcoming Emerging Technology Forum: TJ Kennedy, President, FirstNet, and Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, FCC. And in a slight scheduling change, we will be featuring Tracy McElvaney who will present on the latest research being conducted by the Public Safety Communications Research program located at the NIST laboratory in Boulder, CO. View the program.
 
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Randell "Randy" Zentz, 49, of Palm Coast, passed away peacefully on Oct. 12, 2015 surrounded by his loving family, after a five-year battle with cancer.
 
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APCO recently met with the FCC to describe reports of interference to public safety radio communications in the 800 MHz NPSPAC band. A summary of this meeting can be found here.
 
Durham (NC) Emergency Communications Center 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 28, 2015.
 
Northern Kentucky Tribune Kentucky’s cities have placed increased 9-1-1 call center funding at the top of their state legislative wish list for the second year in a row.
 
The Greenville Sun With a growing number of Spanish-speaking Greene County residents, 9-1-1 dispatch is receiving more requests for help from callers whose first language is not English.
 
The Washington Times While 9-1-1 is supposed to be reserved for emergencies, dispatchers receive many calls from people who don’t know where else to turn.
 
iFiber One News A 9-1-1 dispatcher was able to meet and hold a baby she helped deliver over the phone in April.
 
 
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