PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, December 04, 2015
APCO is offering the opportunity to purchase the most popular sessions from its Annual Conference & Expo. These recordings are worth 1 CEU credit each.

First in the series:
If It Wasn't Written, It Wasn't Done: Documentation 101
Presented by Crystal N. McDuffie, RPL, ENP

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It’s not too late to submit your idea for the App Challenge sponsored by Vencore and IBM. Developers have one more week to build app prototypes that respond to unmet needs in the public safety community. $5,000 plus other prizes are on the line. Share your ideas on the App Challenge website or send them to AppComm@apcointl.org.

Avtec Inc.
Naylor Association Solutions
Industry News
IWCE's Urgent Communications Non-service-initialized (NSI) cell phones—devices that are not subscribed to a wireless carrier—no longer should be able to call 9-1-1 as they are today, because circumstances have changed substantially since the policy was established, says FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.
The Jackson County Times-Journal Jackson County, Ohio, 9-1-1dispatchers received certification from APCO for a completing a class comprised of training methods for the hearing impaired, mass casualty incidents, and many other scenarios encountered by dispatchers on a daily basis.
Journal of Emergency Medical Services Because the chance of survival falls by an estimated 5% for each minute that passes between collapse and the start of CPR, bystander CPR is paramount for improving survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA).
New Haven Independent A dozen 9-1-1 dispatchers in New Haven, Conn., were honored for their work and willingness to go beyond the call of duty.
EnterpriseAppsTech FirstNet, the body charged with establishing an interoperable nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN), is looking to implement a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy.
Los Angeles Times A plan to connect all of Los Angeles County's fire and police agencies on a single communications system loses $11 million in federal grant funding.
Brookings One curiosity of this presidential campaign is that the candidates—with one exception—have largely ignored issues related to cities and communication technology, even though all claim economic growth as a top priority.
Federal Register Interested parties may file comments before Dec. 9, 2015.
FirstNet FirstNet has helped develop a video that addresses coordination between the United States and Canada on the deployment of public safety broadband networks in each nation and how broadband technologies can be used to enhance first responder communications at the northern border.
SYS-CON MEDIA When it came time to replace an old 9-1-1 computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system that handles approximately 600,000 calls each year, Douglas County, Nebr., officials chose to have Motorola Solutions’ PremierOne™ CAD deployed on a virtual platform, allowing dispatchers simple access to centrally shared resources, saving time and money.
Emergency Management The Federal Communications Commission has proposed that WEA messages be longer and more precisely targeted.
Solacom Technologies
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