PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, July 07, 2017
360° Situational Awareness: Using Imagery to Support Operations Inside & Out
July 31, 2017 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET
Cost: Free for Members; $59 for Non-Members

During this 60-minute webinar, attendees will:
  • Better understand the pros/cons of the various types of imagery (both high- and low-tech) currently available to both telecommunicators and responders
  • Learn about the practical applications of interior mapping/imagery for public safety operations
  • Learn about the technologies used to create interior maps and three-dimensional imagery
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions with industry and technical experts
Register now.

Sponsored by
Anita Harrington, Administrative Support Associate
Anita joined APCO International in October 1999. She served as executive assistant to three executive directors. When that position moved to APCO’s Virginia Office, she became the human resource coordinator and worked closely with CAO Ricky Marshall. She now serves as an administrative support associate, working with the Administration and Institute departments, is the contact for the APCO Career Center and helps all departments with various functions.

A native of Ormond Beach, Florida, Anita and her husband Ben recently celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary. She is a passionate animal advocate, and enjoys spending her days off with her five rescue cats and one dog along with boating, the beach, photography, fishing and exploring historical Florida.
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Industry News
Bradenton Herald New technology could help Manatee County (Florida) 9-1-1 dispatchers do their jobs up to two to three minutes faster and more accurately and save lives, officials said. The new program, Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP), allows outside alarm monitoring companies to send information directly to call takers in the 9-1-1 call center through the computer. Dispatchers are then able to see the call on their screens, process the information and send the proper personnel. The ASAP service eliminates the need for alarm companies to call the 9-1-1 center to relay information.
MissionCritical Communications The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) expects initial mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) services to be available on the nationwide public safety broadband network by March 2019, according to a FirstNet road map for 2018 and 2019. "This means the technology, software and hardware will be in place," FirstNet President TJ Kennedy said during the FirstNet board’s June 28 meeting. "It does not mean that everyone is just going to flip a switch and say, ‘This is perfect or it does everything we need it to do.’"
Local 8 Now Police are urging residents to stop reporting crimes on social media. Corporal Billy Hall monitors Loudon County (Tennessee) Sheriff's Office's social media pages, and he's noticed a lot of people taking to Facebook instead of 9-1-1 to report incidents. Hall said he gets at least five messages a day, and sometimes two or three in the middle of the night. "If you have an emergency, make sure you call 9-1-1," he said. "There's no social media sites monitored 24-hours a day, seven days a week."
9-1-1 Magazine Public safety departments across the nation are facing a silent crisis. With U.S. unemployment at a 30-year low, public safety departments aren’t safe from our struggling job market. In communities across the country, there has been as much as a 90 percent drop in applicants in public service positions, in both major cities and rural towns. Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio, has established an innovative new Public Safety Training Center that is proving that public safety service can still be a viable and sought-after profession — which is vitally important as the need for public safety professionals in the United States continues to rise.
Urgent Communications FirstNet and AT&T have released a plan for the proposed deployment of the nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN) in all states, triggering multiple timelines associated with governors’ decisions whether to accept the plan or pursue the "opt-out" alternative. There are a lot of items for state officials to consider as they prepare their governors to make this choice by the end of the year, as the best decisions will encompass all sorts of ramifications—legal, financial, political, etc. Here are some of the notable myths about FirstNet that have been part of conversations during the past several weeks as well as an attempt to clarify/correct the information.
Collier County Collier County, Florida, Senior Dispatcher Julie Wilson is the special guest in the latest edition of "Carpool Cruiser." The Collier County Sheriff’s Office’s occasional video series features deputies talking about their jobs while riding around in a sheriff’s cruiser. The latest episode features Lt. J.J. Carroll behind the wheel asking his passenger Wilson questions about her job ranging from the training that is required to some of her most memorable calls.
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