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PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, July 01, 2016
Happy 4th of July!

We wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July! We know that many of you will have to work over the holiday weekend and thank you for your dedication. Take pride in being the first line of response in keeping this country and its citizens safe!
 
Save the date – November 1-2 – for the next Emerging Technology Forum. We’ll have a final agenda posted soon and attendees can expect the same slate of timely and relevant educational content, presented by APCO staff, industry experts, and public safety officials, typical of APCO’s series of Emergency Technology Forums. Topic areas we will cover include the very latest on NG9-1-1, cybersecurity, location accuracy, public safety and 9-1-1 mobile apps, and FirstNet. More information can be found here.
 
The public safety communications career of Mr. Reynolds began in 1965 when he joined Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office in Littleton, Colorado, as a deputy. Prior to this, he served in the United States Army in Europe and then worked for J.C. Penney’s Region Headquarters in Denver.
 
Globalstar
Zetron, Inc.
Industry News
The Hill FCC Commissioner Co-Authors Op-Ed with APCO Member on Action Needed to Advance NG9-1-1. When the unthinkable occurs we need to make sure that our nation’s 9-1-1 centers can take the call with technology built for the digital age—and not the analog past.
 
The Brownsville Herald The Cameron County Emergency Communication District held an open house to show off its new 9-1-1 training facility. It took 30 years to just collect the funds to build the facility.
 
The San Diego Union-Tribune San Diego will give 9-1-1 dispatchers 26.6 percent pay raises over the next three years to avert a staffing crisis that’s slowed responses to emergency calls and prompted public outrage.
 
Time Warner Cable News Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) is calling for an overhaul to the city's 9-1-1 system to allow for texting. Schumer says in light of the Orlando attack, it’s important for New York to have a way to contact emergency responders without endangering themselves.
 
ICWE’s Urgent Communications After years of asking FirstNet officials whether it will build a nationwide public-safety network, federal lawmakers last week asked whether the FIrstNet system would compete with existing commercial telecom providers. Yes, it will—just as Congress ordered when it established FirstNet more than four years ago.
 
Tait Communications
Holland Sentinel The county’s board of commissioners gave the green light to an $8.3 million system during a meeting on June 29. In development for years, the new 9-1-1 radio network—used by local public safety officers—will replace the current system over the next 14 months.
 
The Press Enterprise Only those with specially issued and programmed radios can now hear Riverside police dispatchers and officers talk over the Public Safety Enterprise Communication system, or PSEC.
 
CALEA
 
Solacom Technologies
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