PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, May 05, 2017
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This campaign is about recognizing 9-1-1 professionals for protecting and saving lives.

Learn more about why APCO is seeking this reclassification by watching this video and sign our White House petition at and please ask your co-workers, family and friends to do the same.

Video courtesy of Gallatin County 9-1-1 Communications Facebook page.

The deadline to apply for APCO’s Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) Program is May 15, so there’s no time to waste submitting your application. The program, described as "life-changing" by many CPE graduates, is open to anyone who is an APCO Registered Public-Safety Leader (RPL); 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.
Join us for APCO's Public Safety Broadband Summit being held May 16-17 in Washington, DC. This year's program includes a host of presentations on cutting-edge topics for public safety communications.


Get the latest updates on FirstNet's progress toward implementing the nationwide, interoperable public safety broadband network.


Next Generation Tech Issues
From Next Generation 9-1-1 to FirstNet, and everything in between, broadband technology is a game-changer for public safety.


As advanced technologies become integrated into public safety communications networks, new and emerging cyber risks are an increasing concern.


9-1-1 Location Accuracy
Hear about efforts by public safety organizations and the wireless industry to improve location accuracy for wireless 9-1-1 calls made indoors.


Smart Cities
As cities and municipalities continue to explore how to apply technology to improve the lives of their citizens, public safety communications, too, should be aligned with these overall goals.

Check out the full schedule and register for this year's Summit.

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.
In its comments to the FCC, APCO wrote, "The Bureaus’ proposal to share the eight channels that the U.S. designated for airborne use is not ideal because that would simply halve the current number of channels that U.S. public safety licensees may use, and thus require those licensees to relocate to the remaining channels. No other public safety spectrum is dedicated to supporting air-ground communications."
Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure
Tait Communications
PSAP Interoperability: Lessons Learned and Best Practices From Industry Experts
May 10, 2017 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
During this webinar, public safety interoperability and technology experts will share with you:
  • Consolidated agency lessons learned: increasing public safety, lowering risk, exchanging information, increasing innovation, and reducing budget
  • Technology trends changing command and control rooms: reviewing video, social media, Big Data, sentiment analysis, and more
  • Best practices for PSAP interoperability: exploring different consolidation and regionalization models
Register now.
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Dyan has been in the accounting department since December 2010. As an accounting assistant, she is primarily responsible for maintaining accounts and assisting agencies with their invoices related to the various products and services, such as software, class registrations, book orders and recertifications,offered by the APCO Institute.

Dyan attended Florida State University in Tallahassee and is an avid college football fan. During the off-season she likes to kayak and spend time with her shelter dog, Dixie.
Tait Communications
Industry News
Mission Critical Communications The membership of the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) elected its board of directors during its annual meeting April 26. Farokh Latif with the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International, is president, and John Prendergast with The Monitoring Association is vice president.
Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure Limited economic resources and Next Generation 9-1-1 technology continue to drive many state and local public safety officials to consider PSAP interoperability as a way to improve services, share technology and reduce costs.
WDTN A long-time Enon and Mad River Township, Ohio, emergency dispatcher lost her home in a tragic fire last weekend. Everyone got out and is okay, but the home is almost a complete loss. Janet’s father, Edgar Snoddy, says the community hasn’t left their side.
EMS1 Today marks the release of the sixth edition of the Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) Standards Identification and Review, a compilation of NG9-1-1 standards by the National 9-1-1 Program. The report strives to help 9-1-1 industry stakeholders understand available standards and identify overlap between different standards.
FierceWireless A month after AT&T was officially named the partner for FirstNet, the group’s CEO announced that all of AT&T’s LTE bands will be available for public safety use by the end of this year.
Holland LP
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