PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, September 14, 2018
The next class of APCO’s Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) Program begins in January. To be considered for the session, be sure to submit your completed CPE application by October 15. For more information, contact CPE Program Coordinator Timothy Scanlon at (386)944-2486.
Seats are still available for next week’s webinar, "Setting Goals: A Goal Without a Plan is Just a Wish." The webinar will take place next Thursday, September 20, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Free for APCO members. Register now
APCO’s Emerging Technology Forum is heading to Pittsburgh October 31- November 1. This unique event is focused on emerging public safety communications technology and is intended to help those on the front lines of public safety communications to stay on top of the latest developments and continue to grow professionally.  Attendees can earn up to 12 CEUs.

Registration is only $25 for APCO members. Learn more
EagleView Technologies
Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure
Industry News

FEMA, in coordination with the FCC, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system on Thursday, September 20, with a backup date of October 3. The WEA portion of the test will take place at 2:18 p.m. EDT, followed by the EAS portion at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The test aims to ensure public safety officials have the methods and systems that will deliver urgent alerts and warnings to the public in times of emergency or disaster. Periodic testing is also a way to assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure required for the distribution of a national message and determine whether technological improvements are needed. Read more.

On September 27, at 2:00 p.m. EDT, the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau and Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau will host a free webinar on disaster preparedness for state and local governments. The webinar will focus on how the FCC can assist state and local governments to prepare for, respond to, and recover from major incidents that affect communications systems; help state and local governments to understand and utilize available resources, and give participants an opportunity to ask commission staff questions. Registration information
Anritsu Company
Billings Gazette The $5.5 million center includes redundant power, communications and HVAC systems, as well as bulletproof glass. It also has a sleeping room, workout facility, kitchen and break room.
KIRO 7 Police say that cell towers across the country are increasingly targeted for their alpha-cell batteries, which maintain phone service during power outages.
Fortune The iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR A can access LTE Band 14, AT&Ts FirstNet wavelength, meaning emergency personnel can tap into the dedicated emergency network using personal phones.
Holland LP
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