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Friday, January 4, 2019

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Based on the FCC’s recent news release, AFC is accepting and processing applications during the federal government shutdown.


If your career advancement plan includes APCO Institute training, attending APCO 2019 or participating in other APCO events, you could receive financial assistance from an APCO scholarship. The application deadline is February 15 for Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) Program scholarhips and March 31 for general scholarships. For more information


Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 APCO International Public Safety Communications Awards Program (PSAP) and the Technology Leadership Award. Recipients will receive their awards during APCO 2019, taking place August 11-14 in Baltimore, MD. Deadline is April 1, 2019. Learn more

Naylor Association Solutions
Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure
Industry News
Fayetteville Police Department, Arkansas, has received Agency Training Program Certification, a Project 33® Initiative, from APCO International.
The NG9-1-1 Institute is seeking nominations for the 16th Annual 9-1-1 Honor Awards. The deadline is Friday, January 11, 2019. All nominations (including self-nominations) are welcome. You do not need to be an NG9-1-1 Institute member to nominate or receive an award.
KMOX Radio
Missouri will start charging a tax to fund emergency communications centers, in line with all other states except Wisconsin.
York News-Times
The city and county of York, Nebraska, consolidated their emergency communications in 2018 and are preparing to occupy a new home under a new leader.
Salina Journal
Some transmissions from first responders are inaudible to 9-1-1 public safety telecommunicators. The county’s system also cannot communicate with the state highway patrol.
The telecommunications company is under investigation by the FCC. This is the second time since 2014 that CenturyLink was responsible for a 9-1-1 outage.
USA Today
The Orange County, Florida, telecommunicator, who wished to remain anonymous, gave clear instructions to family resulting in the 1-year-old’s heart just beginning to beat as paramedics arrived.
Huffington Post
A Dutch astronaut mistakenly dialed the emergency number from the International Space Station.
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