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PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, March 18, 2016
During a special presentation at APCO’s Emerging Technology Forum APCO Executive Director and CEO Derek Poarch described the launch and purpose of APCO Project 43: Broadband Implications for the PSAP, which will explore the impacts of broadband and provide education, guidance, and focus to PSAPs and 9-1-1 authorities. A copy of his remarks and presentation slides are available on the Emerging Technology Forum event website.Sign up here to volunteer for a P43 working group - deadline is March 21.
 
APCO's Broadband Subcommittee Working Group on identifying commercial push-to-talk (PTT) services supporting public safety seeks information from PTT service providers as it relates to how their service today meets first responder mission requirements. The working group seeks specific information from providers on products currently offered that support public safety voice communications in a broadband environment. For more information. Please send responses to devines@apcointl.org by April 4, 2016.
 
Interested in advancing your career in the public safety communications industry? Apply now for the inaugural class of APCO’s Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) Program, which begins July 6.

Throughout the program, you’ll gain academic knowledge and practical experience and develop a robust network of peers who share your commitment to public safety communications. Individually and collectively, CPE graduates will be uniquely positioned to provide the type of informed, principled leadership that the future of our industry demands. The application deadline is May 15. Apply now.
 
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APCO International announces the recipients of its prestigious 2016 Public Safety Communications Leadership in Policy Awards, who will be honored during APCO’s Annual Public Safety Communications Leadership Dinner in Washington, DC, on May 17, 2016.
 
Southeast Emergency Communications, IL, has met the minimum training standards for the APCO International's Agency Training Program Certification and has been awarded certification as of February 5, 2016.
 
GCN Although FirstNet extended the deadline for final proposals for the nationwide wireless broadband public safety network by two weeks, officials say there won’t be any further delays of the final May 13 deadline.
 
KTVQ Those who field 9-1-1 calls across Yellowstone County in Montana will see their workspace expand. This comes after the city of Billings agreed to purchase land to build a new dispatch center.
 
Hometown Life When Robyn Wiltse accepted a position as a dispatcher with Milford Police in 1991, she thought she was getting a job. Today, as she prepares to step into retirement after 25 years answering 9-1-1 calls and being involved in numerous other aspects of the operation, she knows it as much more.
 
North Kitsap Herald The North Kitsap Fire & Rescue Board of Commissioners in Kitsap County, Wash., will have a public hearing March 28 on transferring the department’s interests and liabilities in the assets of CenCom to Kitsap County for the reorganization and re-establishment of CenCom as a separate legal entity.
 
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