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PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, January 20, 2017
APCO International proudly announces that 22 individuals have successfully completed the inaugural session of its Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) Program. The program began in July 2016 and is designed for public safety communications professionals who aspire to executive leadership positions within the industry.
APCO invites technology experts, policy leaders, industry partners, wireless service providers and public safety communications professionals to submit proposals for APCO’s annual Public Safety Broadband Summit, taking place May 16-17, 2017, in Washington, DC.  As a presenter you’ll receive one full, two-day registration. Deadline for proposals is February 17.    
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 APCO International Public Safety Communications Awards Program (PSAP) and the Technology Leadership Award. Recipients will receive their awards during APCO 2017, taking place August 13-16 in Denver, CO. Deadline is April 1, 2017.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
This webinar will include an overview of, and recommendations for, identifying and preparing for issues related to the aging of personnel in our comm centers. The webinar will also cover the results from an online survey of telecommunicators from around the country regarding aging in the PSAP, as well as information garnered from a targeted follow-up survey.
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Patricia Giannini Henry, CMP, CEM, Director of Events
Patricia has worked at APCO for 12 years and oversees all APCO events. She has a degree in communications, is a Certified Meeting Professional and is certified in exhibition management. Some of her recognitions include Connect Association Magazine’s 40 under 40, the Spirit of APCO Award and Volusia/Flagler County Business Report’s 40 under 40. She stays up-to-date on current meeting trends with memberships to ASAE and IAEE and is currently on the PCMA Achievement Awards and Recognition Committee. When Patricia is not working, she loves spending time with her friends and family including her husband, Brian, and their two golden retrievers, Reba (nine) and Charlotte (seven months). You can usually find her running (literally) around town, at the local CrossFit gym or practicing yoga. Namaste!
Ken has been an APCO frequency advisor for the past 31 years and has received training in all aspects of the AFC training requirements. He has received the APCO Senior Member award as well as the APCO Life Member designation. Prior to joining APCO, Ken had exclusive communications training starting in 1954 when he joined the Army, where his training in radio operation and equipment repair provided him with all the current basics during that period. After six years he departed the Army for civilian life only to join the Air National Guard in Ohio.
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The Times To facilitate first responders in emergency situations, the Ottawa (Illinois) Police Department and its telecommunicators have initiated a Safe Home program for residents within the agency's 9-1-1 service area. "This new voluntary program enables our responders to use information, which area citizens provide about their property when there is a need for immediate access to a residence," said Lead Telecommunicator Joel Smith.
Firehouse By Jeff Posner, Senior Applications Architect at FirstNet If you know FirstNet, then you know we are focused on putting broadband technology into the hands of public safety personnel nationwide. What you may not know is that FirstNet also is leading the way on a host of public safety-focused technologies, not the least of which is in bringing to market the best possible software applications for public safety to use in emergencies and day to day scenarios.
RCR Wireless News With 2017 now upon us, RCR Wireless News has gathered predictions from across the mobile telecommunications space on what they expect to see. The new year is expected to see greater use of LTE for public safety, neutral host models powering in-building plans and more narrowband-IoT deployments.
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