PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, September 22, 2017
In this ever-changing landscape of emergency communications, knowing that most of us are not able to take several days off of work, we developed the Envision event. This one-day immersion into cybersecurity and NG9-1-1 is meant to bring you up to speed on what you need to know to protect and manage your PSAP. We are also offering seven CEUs. Learn more.
APCO’s Annual Conference & Expo is where the industry goes to discover innovative solutions for NextGen 9-1-1, cybersecurity and much more! Exhibit space is available for APCO 2018. Take some time to review the floorplan. While many spots are taken already, there are plenty of great options in high traffic areas throughout the floor.

Flashback Friday! Take a behind the scenes look at the setup of a portion of the hall at APCO 2017.
Crystal Sanders, Operations Manager, APCO Institute
Crystal Sanders joined the APCO Institute staff in 2012 and serves as the Institute’s Operations Manager. In this capacity, Crystal assists with operational functions and provides oversight of several areas throughout the department. Crystal prides herself on being aligned with APCO’s mission and works each and every day to provide this to our public safety community.

During Crystal’s time at APCO, she has seen the success of book order and recertification functions moving from paper to online and looks forward to supporting and working on other projects as beneficial as these.

She served in the United States Marine Corps and holds a bachelor’s degree in management with a focus on human resource management from American Public University. She loves spending time with her son and daughter, family and friends, and serving in her church.
Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure
Zetron, Inc.
Industry News
Luzerne County 9-1-1, PA, has met the minimum training standards for the APCO International Agency Training Program Certification and has been awarded certification as of August 29, 2017.

The FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau announced today that there will be a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on September 27, 2017, at 2:20 p.m. ET. According to the public notice, the test "will assess the reliability and effectiveness of the EAS, with a particular emphasis on testing FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), the integrated gateway through which common alerting protocol-based (CAP-based) EAS alerts are disseminated to EAS participants." All EAS participants are required to participate in this nationwide test. If conditions on the day of the test require the rescheduling of the test, a secondary test date is scheduled for October 4, 2017.

Additionally, the public notice announced that the EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) is now open and accepting 2017 filings and that the EAS Operating Handbook is now available to EAS participants.

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Winnipeg Police Service, Canada, has met the minimum training standards for APCO International Agency Training Program Certification and has been awarded certification as of September 14, 2017.
Times Free Press As part of the TERT initiative, a team of Hamilton County, Tenn., telecommunicators deployed to Florida to assist 9-1-1 centers there in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
Investor's Business Daily If states plan to opt out of FirstNet, AT&T cautions that those states will have to ensure that their alternative public safety network provider offers total interoperability with the federally contracted system.
KHOU In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, thousands of callers in Harris County, Texas, had their emergency calls put on hold for several minutes due to technical difficulties caused by flooding.
Holland LP
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