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Friday, April 28, 2017

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If you’re interested in learning how to become a leader at your agency and within our industry by participating in APCO’s Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) Program, you now have until May 15 to submit your application. The program, described as "life-changing" by many CPE graduates, is open to anyone who is either an APCO Registered Public-Safety Leader (RPL); or possesses an associate’s degree or above; or has a high school diploma and at least 10 years’ experience in public safety communications at the supervisor, manager or director level. Apply now.
APCO's Public Safety Broadband Summit is being held May 16-17 in Washington, DC. This year's program features a slate of excellent presenters on topics that will highlight the major opportunities and challenges that broadband technology is bringing to public safety such as cybersecurity, integration with the internet of things and Next Generation 9-1-1. View the program.

Come for the Summit, stay for the Dinner! Every year APCO International hosts the Leadership in Policy Awards Dinner. Taking place on May 17, this elegant evening spotlights the award recipients and their commitment to the public safety communications community. Join us for this event.
Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure
Harris Corporation
Do you want your original design on a t-shirt for all to purchase at APCO 2017? If so, there is still time for you to submit your design for the APCO 2017 conference t-shirt.

Deadline to submit your design is May 1
Dianna (DeeDee) Williams, Accounting Assistant
DeeDee has been employed with APCO for over 15 years. She attended Daytona State College and her work experience began in 2001 as the Member Record Coordinator, but later transitioned over to the accounting department where her duties include handling accounts receivable, cash receipts, bank deposits, month-end reconciliation and processing payments for memberships and APCO event registrations. She enjoys spending time with family, especially her grandchildren, reading, praying and going to church ministering the word of God to women in need.



Industry News
WBAY When police, paramedics and other first responders can't get service, it's a big problem. FirstNet is designed to be the solution. "It really has the potential to change the ballgame entirely in the future. In the short-term, it's really going to give us that reliability that we crave, need and should have 100 percent of the time," says Cullen Peltier, director of Brown County Public Safety Communications.
9-1-1 Magazine April 19, 2015: Twenty years ago today, the modern face of terrorism, and the modern face of Urban Search & Rescue coincided in Oklahoma City when a truck load of explosives detonated outside the nine-story Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168 people and injuring more than 680 others. 9-1-1 Magazine covered the incident from the perspective of the 9-1-1 dispatchers who were working that morning, and from the report of the first (of eleven) FEMA Urban Search & Rescue Task Forces to respond to begin rescue operations.
In honor of the victims and responders of April 19, 1995, we revisit our archival original coverage from 1995.
GovTechWorks The 9-1-1 alert was clear enough: The San Bernardino (Calif.) woman was having a heart attack. But this 9-1-1 call was different: The woman was deaf and couldn’t use a regular phone. She texted and emergency responders saved her life.
Urgent Communications AT&T officials say that the carrier plans to work with FirstNet to release draft state plans in June and expects governors to make opt-out decisions during the fourth quarter of this year, when the company’s goal is to have all 56 states and territories accept the nationwide FirstNet deployment plans.
Delaware 105.9 A white hat hacker identified security concerns with an emergency public safety app that's widely deployed in New Castle County, Delaware, and is slated for a funding increase in the county's FY 2018 budget. The vulnerability with the Rave Panic Button application was discovered in January by Randy Westergren, who wrote about the issue on his security blog.
Zetron, Inc.
Holland LP
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