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Friday, September 08, 2017

October 12, 2017 | Austin, TX

This intensive, one-day event is designed to give current and aspiring leaders in emergency communications the knowledge and strategies they need to start managing technology-focused issues such as cybersecurity and NG9-1-1.

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Tim Scanlon, Curriculum Developer

Tim Scanlon joined the APCO Institute staff in 2014 and works as Curriculum Developer. In this capacity, Tim works creating new courses and learning resources as well as revising existing ones. Tim is pleased that he can contribute to APCO’s mission of bringing training to public safety professionals. He is especially glad to see the success of the Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) program which is now entering its second year with 32 graduates to date. Since joining APCO, Tim has also worked on the Law Enforcement Communications and the revision of PST – 7th Edition courses. Tim holds a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction.

Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure
Zetron, Inc.
Industry News
APCO has filed a Project Initiation with ANSI and has issued a call for participation for workgroup members to participate in the creation of an ANSI standard addressing Cyber Security Training for Public Safety Communications Personnel.
Urgent Communications A look at some of the most significant operational implications that NG9-1-1 will have on emergency communications centers, according to APCO's Project 43 report.
NJTI, LLC In response to Hurricane Harvey last week, five TX-TERT (Telecommunicator Emergency Response Taskforce) teams deployed to assist with 9-1-1 dispatch relief in the hardest hit parts of Texas. Read about the deployments to Rockport, Dickinson, Ingleside, Missouri City and Aransas Pass.
FCW The FCC and FEMA are getting communications systems and capabilities prepared for Irma hitting Florida.
MissionCritical Communications According to Tom Sorley, deputy chief information officer (CIO) – public safety for the city of Houston Information Technology Services (HITS), all but one of the city's P25 Phase 2 network LMR sites remained functional during Hurricane Harvey.
KHOU Public safety telecommunicators in Greater Harris County, Texas, share firsthand accounts of working Hurricane Harvey.
NG9-1-1 Institute Nominations are requested for current members of the Institute who are interested in becoming board members.
Holland LP
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