PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, March 30, 2018
Monday is Flash Day! The day that APCO members can save an additional $100 on their attendee registration for APCO 2018. Don't miss out - it's gone in a FLASH!

Not a member, but still want to save on Flash Day? By becoming a member of APCO before you register on Monday, you can save up to $300 on your full registration. Learn more.

In the meantime, take a look at the schedule to start planning your APCO 2018 experience.

In order to safeguard our members’ privacy, we will be adding some additional steps to the registration process for APCO 2018.  More information

Use the $100 you save on Flash Day toward APCO Institute’s pre-conference training courses. Come to Las Vegas early and participate in one of the following courses: Communications Center Supervisor, August 2-4; Communications Training Officer, August 2-4; and Active Shooter Incidents for Public Safety Communications, August 4. For more information
With only a few days left until the deadline, now is the time to submit your nominations for the Public Safety Communications Awards Program and the Technology Leadership Award. Members and non-members from any agency, any municipality and any chapter can nominate someone—you can even nominate more than one person for each award category. Submit a nomination
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week is coming up fast! What have you got planned for your PSAP for the week of April 8-14? Check out some of the ideas submitted your colleagues and tell us how you will be celebrating.
Christian Lyons, RPL, has been an APCO Adjunct Instructor since 2010. He began teaching for the APCO Institute by spending three months in Saudi Arabia teaching Crisis Negotiations and Public Safety Telecommunicator courses. Since beginning in public safety in 1991, Lyons has served in many capacities including police officer, firefighter, fire chief, telecommunicator and communications supervisor. He now serves as the Assistant Director of the Regional Emergency Dispatch (RED) Center serving a population of approximately 480,000 and 14 fire departments in the suburbs of Chicago. Lyons has degrees in fire science, emergency & disaster management and human resources.
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Industry News
First Responder Network Authority This week, AT&T has met another monumental contractual milestone by launching and delivering the FirstNet core to the First Responder Network Authority.
Sunday Dispatch Raising starting salaries to $32,000 has boosted public interest in the positions.
The Times-Gazette Dispatchers from around Ohio were coached this week on active shooter incidents during a special training session at the Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District’s Hillsboro station.
Atos North America
The Baltimore Sun The breach prompted temporary shutdown of automated dispatching and has drawn the FBI into an investigation.
Alexandria Times Accreditation by CALEA’s Public Safety Communications Accreditation Program recognizes the center’s compliance with standards in policies and procedures, administration, operation and support services.
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