NICE Systems
PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, September 16, 2016
Join the Fight to Reclassify Public Safety Telecommunicators as "Protective" Occupations

Time is running out. Take action before September 20 to tell the federal government why Public Safety Telecommunicators are "Protective" occupations, as opposed to office clerks and secretaries. Use our easy portal to provide a story or two about how you have protected and saved lives on the job. Spread the word and encourage your colleagues to contribute as well.

Our next chance to ensure Public Safety Telecommunicators receive the respect and recognition they deserve won’t be for another 10 years.

More information about the reclassification process and useful resources are available on APCO's website, and our staff is here to answer any questions – gro@apcointl.org.
 
Silent Key
Diane M. Benner, age 70, Bloomsburg formerly of Lehighton, died suddenly on Saturday, September 10, 2016, in Bloomsburg. Diane was a resident of her Mt. Pleasant Township home for over 22 years. She was a lifetime member and an instructor for APCO International.
 
Naylor Association Solutions
Zetron, Inc.
Industry News
APCO International has received a grant award in the amount of $45,000 from Motorola Solutions Foundation. The grant is being administered through APCO’s Commercial Advisory Council (CAC) Scholarship Program, which makes scholarship funds available to public safety communications professionals who participate in APCO Institute training and certification courses.
 
USA Today A newly released set of recordings that includes exchanges between a 9-1-1 dispatcher and the brother of a woman trapped inside the Pulse nightclub reveals more of the tension and fear that took place when a shooter opened fire on June 12.
 
9-1-1 Magazine Last week, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget to object to their classification of 9-1-1 dispatcher, or "public safety telecommunicator," as an "Office and Administrative Support Occupation" in the draft Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) and to urge them to classify this position as a "Protective Service Occupation" in the final SOC structure.
 
PEAKE The 2016 Maryland Command and Communications Rally will be held on October 13, 2016. The event is hosted by Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management and the Baltimore UASI, and sponsored by PEAKE.
 
CALEA
 
Solacom Technologies
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