PSC eNews Weekly
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

APCO International expresses our gratitude to public safety professionals everywhere. Thank you for your service and have a safe and happy holiday weekend.

 
Silent Key
Anna Curtis, a veteran telecommunicator and APCO member in Burlington, N.C., died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a short battle with cancer. She was 56.
 
Industry News
Yesterday, in an Op-Ed in The New York Times, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler called on Congress to provide funding assistance to state and local government 9-1-1 authorities for the transition to "Next Generation 9-1-1" technology. As Chairman Wheeler rightly pointed out, the nation’s 9-1-1 system is in dire need of upgrading to technology that will provide the features necessary to best ensure the safety and security of the general public and emergency responders.
 
WKYC.com The Chagrin Valley Dispatch Center, a state-of-the-art emergency dispatching agency that serves 12 municipalities within the Chagrin Valley area (Ohio), recently won the Technology Leadership Award from APCO International.
 
The Bismark Tribune A new name was given to the partnership that recently added Mandan to a combined communications dispatch center with Burleigh County and Bismarck (N.D.). As officials from the three entities signed the consolidation agreement, they established the Central Dakota Communications CenComm Center and named its governance committee the Central 9-1-1 Authority.
 
Crossville Chronicle Last week the chairman of the Cumberland County (Tenn.) E9-1-1 Communications District's board of directors explained to the county's emergency services committee why the board was withdrawing from the Interlocal Cooperation Agreement (ICA) between the city, county and E9-1-1 Communications District for funding the E9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center at the end of the fiscal year.
 
Tallmadge Express City Council passes legislation that allows the administration to spend $387,000 on new equipment and software that's compatible with Summit County's (Ohio) emergency communications system.
 
New York Post New York City council member says the recent terrorist attack in Paris highlights the value of text-to-9-1-1 technology, and the need in New York City.
 
 
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