PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, September 28, 2018
U.S. Congressman Mike Doyle (PA-14), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, will speak on legislative efforts related to emergency communications at APCO’s upcoming Tech Forum taking place Oct. 31 – Nov. 1 in Pittsburgh. At a recent hearing, Congressman Doyle said "Public safety communications and the integrity of our 9-1-1 system is of paramount importance to our nation," and "public safety agencies need a strong federal partner to ensure that they have the technology and solutions deployed to meet the needs of our country." Don’t miss this chance to hear from him in person. Register now

Attendees will also hear from 9-1-1 center directors from throughout Pennsylvania on what they need to achieve the vision of an advanced, broadband-enabled emergency communications solution. Allegheny County officials will describe the development of a state-of-the-art 9-1-1 center, which will be operational in 2019, and the transition to Next Generation 9-1-1. View the program
APCO’s Envision took place last week in Anaheim, California. Attendees learned important information from APCO senior staff about cybersecurity, Next Generation 9-1-1, location accuracy, emergency alerting, and the big-picture challenges facing emergency communications centers with changes in technology. The goal was to share concepts that attendees could apply to their jobs as related to training, operations and new technologies. The audience, consisting of 9-1-1, information technology and radio spectrum professionals, contributed to a discussion on these critical topics and the future of emergency communications. Be sure to catch the next Envision in Tampa, Florida, on January 15. Register here
Apply now to be considered for the January 2019 session of APCO’s Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) Program. Only a few spaces are left, so don’t wait. For more information
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From the Frontline
I got to sleep in my own bed last night. It was difficult ... I couldn’t shut out the screams, the desperate cries for help. I couldn’t tune out the events of the last seven days.
Industry News
Laramie Boomerang The service will help in situations, such as kidnapping or domestic violence, when victims may not be in a position to make a call.
Urgent Communications When Whiteville’s proprietary LMR system went down, emergency personnel used AT&T’s enhanced push-to-talk service to maintain communications.
Cleveland 19 News The Cuyahoga County Emergency Communications System is near full staffing with help from an educational program for public safety telecommunicators at the local community college.
Chicago Sun-Times City officials want residents to build a safety profile and stress that the information will be stored in a closed system only available to public safety telecommunicators when someone dials 9-1-1 in an emergency.
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