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Friday, January 08, 2016
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 APCO International Public Safety Communications Awards Program (PSAP) and the Technology Leadership Award. APCO International presents awards to public safety communications personnel who have demonstrated the highest levels of personal and professional conduct and performance in the line of duty. Deadline for nominations is March 31.
Submit a nomination.
 
One of the many benefits of APCO membership is the opportunity to participate in the Scholarship Program. Silent Key and CAC Scholarships provide reimbursement funds to APCO Full, Associate and Group Members that may be used for professional development and career advancement. Deadline for applications is March 31.
For more information on the program.
 
APCO International invites technology experts, policy leaders, industry partners, wireless service providers and public safety communications professionals to submit proposals for APCO's Annual Public Safety Broadband Summit, taking place May 16-17, 2016 at the Renaissance Washington, DC, Downtown Hotel.
Submit Your Proposal.
 
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APCO International released the following standard for public review and comment: APCO / NPSTC 1.104.2-201x Standard Channel Nomenclature for the Public Safety Interoperability Channels. Comments on this candidate standard must be submitted by February 8, 2016.
 
The Diabetes Education and Camping Association (DECA) and Smart911, the life-saving, national safety service, have announced a strategic partnership to help provide first responders with extra, critical details about a 9-1-1 caller who may have diabetes.
 
Investor's Business Daily AT&T is interested in bidding for the FirstNet contract — the federal government’s plan to create a nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety — but some analysts view Verizon Communications as the front-runner.
 
IWCE's Urgent Communications Public safety answering points should have an expanded role as first responder communications migrate to FirstNet and next-generation 9-1-1, but officials and policymakers need to begin planning soon to address this "coming challenge," according to FirstNet Vice Chairman Jeff Johnson.
 
WMFJ.com Beginning January 1, the state mandated a reduction in the number of 9-1-1 public safety answering points. But a new opinion from the Ohio Attorney General contradicts the forced reduction.
 
The Sun San Bernardino County, Calif., now offers the option to contact 9-1-1 through text, which is especially helpful for those with hearing and speech impairments or those in situations too dangerous to talk on the phone.
 
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