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Friday, December 30, 2016
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Joe Kuran has been devoted to maintaining public safety radio communications systems for the past 47 years. Joe’s specialty is managing Motorola Trunked 800 MHz Simulcast systems. In April of 2011, he graduated from Grantham University earning a BSEET degree.
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The Department of Homeland Security Office for Interoperability and Compatibility has released a new Compliance Assessment Bulletin (CAB) here, which clarifies requirements for P25 CAP encryption testing and addresses the interoperability challenges resulting from shipping of radios with non-standard encryption without a standards-based encryption. Additionally, this CAB clarifies encryption requirements providing better alignment with SAFECOM Grant guidance. The P25 CAP is releasing this as a draft CAB to allow for a 30-day public comment period. Please provide any comments to by January 22, 2017.
EMS1 After a harrowing home invasion, an 11-year-old girl met the dispatcher who guided her through the situation and helped save her. Dispatcher Michelle Fernandez said the reunion of sorts was an emotional one. "It’s very incredible. I always get to see the bad people, never the good people," she said. "It’s a very good feeling."
The Gazette 9-1-1 dispatcher Brianna Ragsdale lived the fear, panic and sadness experienced by a witness in hiding, terrified that help might not arrive before the shooter. Says Ragsdale, "That 9-1-1 call may be the only hope that person has left, the only chance of survival they have left, and I get to be the person who answers it. ... You get to make the difference."
Lake Oswego Review For more than a decade, Portland (Oregon) 9-1-1 operators have been unable to follow up on calls from cellphones that are cut off before they answer — in violation of city policies. But areas covered by Lake Oswego's dispatch center are an exception, according to Police Chief Don Johnson, who told The Review last week that all calls from both cellphones and landlines are placed directly into LOCOM's emergency queue.
Government Technology At a recent board meeting, FirstNet officials laid out a 100-day plan that indicates a number of strategic milestones the authority plans to hit once an award is made.
FedScoop The federal agency wants to harness ideas from academia, nonprofits and the private sector to enhance communications for first responders.
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