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Friday, February 1, 2019

A Standards Development Working Group is currently revising the standard for Common Incident Type Codes for Data Exchange. They need as many comm centers as possible to take a short survey so they can gather important data for the revision! Fill out the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J5BLLNW
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APCO 2019, APCO's Annual Conference & Expo, is where your company needs to be to network and engage with the emergency communications community. Join us this August in Baltimore to share your products and solutions at the largest gathering of public safety communications professionals who are there to network and learn about the latest on Next Generation 9-1-1, public safety radio technologies, FirstNet, cybersecurity and more. If you haven’t yet signed up to exhibit, visit the APCO 2019 website or contact us to receive more information. Act now - prime spaces are filling up quickly!

 

Nominations are open for the 2019 APCO International Public Safety Communications Awards Program (PSAP) and the Technology Leadership Award. APCO presents awards to emergency communications personnel who have demonstrated the highest levels of personal and professional conduct and performance in the line of duty. Deadline for nominations is April 1. Submit a nomination

 

On January 31, 2019, the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS- ISAC) released the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC).

The "Worldwide Threat Assessment" is released annually by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and provides an overview of the national security threats facing the United States. The Assessment prioritizes global threats that may need to be addressed in the coming year, providing decision makers with an insight into threats and IC priorities, which are likely to affect federal government operations. 

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking input on the technology used at 9-1-1 centers and other public safety agencies. You can take the 15-minute survey by clicking the following link and help inform NIST with your professional perspective. 
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Local12
When his grandfather collapsed in the driveway, 13-year-old Myles MacBeth called 9-1-1. Fairfield telecommunicator Amanda Robinette answered and talked Myles through how to help his grandfather. "Children calling 9-1-1 are not that common and when they do, we try to take good care of them," Robinette said.
 
The Epoch Times
A public safety telecommunicator guided pregnant Ashley Goette through CPR which saved her husband’s life. A day later, she gave birth to their son.
 
EMS1
Hancock College’s Public Safety Training Center courses pair hands-on training simulations with a classroom environment to teach students the fundamentals of public safety communications.
 
WBCE
Commissioners in Franklin County, Ohio, recently approved a $2.5 million emergency 9-1-1 text program. This text-to-911 service is expected to benefit residents who are unable to communicate with their voice, including those who are deaf, experiencing mild to moderate hearing loss or have a speech impairment.  
 
EMS World
A Maryland phone fee increase is expected to fund state transition to Next Generation 9-1-1, which will improve location accuracy and multimedia options for 9-1-1 callers.
 
The Lima News
Ohio public safety telecommunicators discuss workplace trials and tribulations, including the teamwork and training that allows them to remain calm and get 9-1-1 callers help in their time of need. 
 
 
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