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PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, January 15, 2016
As previously reported, the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC), which is the federal government’s statistical system for occupations, currently identifies 9-1-1 professionals as "Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers" and classifies them in the "Office and Administrative Support Occupations" category, along with office clerks and secretaries. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is working with other federal agencies like the Department of Labor (DoL) to revise the SOC through a formal administrative process.
 
Need to file for a new FCC license or a modification to an existing license? AFC, APCO’s Spectrum Management department, now offers a user-friendly licensing service worksheet online that makes it easy and convenient to submit the required information for a new station license or license modification. To assist with filling out the form, we offer tips for each section and our licensing specialist is available to walk you through the entire process. Once the worksheet is submitted, we receive immediate notification and begin processing your application right away. Go to http://afc.apcointl.org/login to access the online worksheet. For questions regarding online forms, please contact: Katherine Reynolds, Licensing Specialist at reynoldsk@apcointl.org or call (386) 944-2469.
 
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Industry News
On Wednesday, the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) released its much-anticipated request for proposals (RFP) for the nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN).
 
ABC7 Because of her remarkable poise during the San Bernardino terrorist attacks on Dec. 2, San Bernardino Police Dispatcher Annie Teall was invited to attend President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address in Washington, D.C.
 
PoliceOne.com The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety in Alpharetta, Ga., shared a screenshot of an actual text exchange between a 9-1-1 dispatcher and a woman who needed help. The post quickly went viral.
 
Triangle Business Journal A research team at North Carolina State University’s Industrial Engineering and Systems Engineering program is exploring how unmanned aerial vehicles could be applied to rescue response.
 
The Seattle Times Transformation of 9-1-1 equipment and communications system can only happen if lawmakers don’t siphon off funds for other needs.
 
WIVB.com In Erie County, N.Y.,, calltakers have handled more than 650,000 requests for help so far this year. Of those, just over 1,200 have been through text messages to 9-1-1, since that option became available in Erie County in April.
 
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