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PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, April 15, 2016
APCO International takes this opportunity to say thank you to all calltakers, dispatchers, radio engineers, technicians, trainers, supervisors, managers and directors who ensure 9-1-1 calls are answered quickly and the appropriate response sent.

In the news this week are stories of celebrations, proclamations and other great recognition of telecommunicators and the work they do every day supporting their communities. See how others are recognizing the week, then tell us how you are celebrating NPSTW.

Public safety communications never takes a day off, and we salute you—this week and every week.

If you are interested in being considered for the inaugural class of APCO’s new Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) Program, the application deadline is May 15. For more information.


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The Grand Prairie TX 9-1-1 PSAP is the newest PSAP and third in Texas to launch the ASAP program. In addition, ADT has begun sending alarm transmissions to the Houston Emergency Center.
The membership of the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) elected its board of directors during its annual meeting on April 12, 2016, in Washington, DC.
Richmond became the first community in the state of Virginia to implement PulsePoint Respond and the associated PulsePoint AED app. Following a soft launch on March 24, 2016, the implementation was announced to the public during a press conference on April 6, 2016. The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) announced that it extended the deadline for proposals for the deployment of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) by two and a half weeks, from May 13 to May 31, 2016.
ABC 10 Phones are constantly ringing at the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department's Dispatch Center. Often desperate voices call for help and the people on the other side of the line are tasked with keeping calm and requesting help.
NEWS 8000 They are the ones who play an important part in every emergency, but you will never see them at the scene. They are emergency dispatchers and this week is all about recognizing their commitment to keeping La Crosse County, Wisc., safe.
WCTV.TV The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office is celebrating NPSTW to recognize the dispatchers who work behind the scenes to answer calls for service every day. The agency employs many well-trained and dedicated dispatchers and the citizens and visitors of Gadsden County are the beneficiaries of their outstanding service.
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