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Friday, January 11, 2019

Join us this Tuesday, January 15, for a one-day immersive and engaging training event that will get you quickly up to speed on cybersecurity and NG9-1-1 and prepare you for the future of emergency communications.

APCO Envision begins with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. followed by our timely program addressing issues facing ECCs right now such as transitioning to NG9-1-1 and securing systems from cyberattacks. View the full program.

Either register online now or on-site beginning Tuesday, January 15, at 8:30 a.m.


APCO is seeking volunteers who want to participate in the creation and revision of standards and who have training, operations or technical backgrounds. You do not need to be an expert in the subjects listed or have experience writing standards.
Applicants are needed for the following working groups:

  • Best Practices for the Use of Social Media in Public Safety Communications (Revision)
  • Core Competencies and Minimum Training Standards for Public Safety Communications Technician (Revision with new GIS component)

Learn more | Sign up
Deadline to sign up is January 31, 2019.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved APCO's American National Standard to define and improve how public safety requests for services will be processed.
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From the Frontline
Every day we see examples of significant events that make headlines online and on our televisions. What we don’t see in the headlines is what you and your teams are doing to help bring order to the chaos around us. Submit an awards nomination so we can recognize and honor your work behind the headlines.
Industry News
Washington State Patrol has received Agency Training Program Certification, a Project 33® Initiative, from APCO International.

Beginning January 18, wireless carriers must comply with the FCC’s final benchmark for improving horizontal (x,y) location accuracy for outdoor 9-1-1 calls. Wireless carriers using network-based location (e.g. cell towers) must meet a location accuracy standard of 300 meters for 90% of wireless calls in 85% of counties or emergency communications center (ECC) service areas. Wireless carriers using handset-based location (e.g. GPS) must meet a location accuracy standard of 50 meters for 67% of calls, and 150 meters for 90% of calls, on a per-county or per-ECC basis. These requirements are separate from and in addition to the wireless indoor location requirements that the FCC established in 2015 (for example, by April 3, 2020, nationwide wireless carriers must achieve 50-meter horizontal location accuracy or provide dispatchable location – meaning the street address plus office or apartment number – for 70% of all wireless calls). Read the FCC’s Public Notice

NBC News
Telecommunicator Cheyanne Allen kept her calm as rescuers located the muddy ditch where a woman was trapped upside down in her overturned car. 
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