PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, March 29, 2019

APCO is continuing to advocate for the 911 SAVES Act, a bill that would reclassify public safety telecommunicators as "protective" (rather than "clerical") occupations in the federal Standard Occupational Classification. Bipartisan momentum continued this week, with more U.S. Representatives adding their support to the bill, bringing the total to 17 sponsors. Please continue promoting the Take Action link for APCO's advocacy campaign to grow support in the House of Representatives and stay tuned for further updates. 


Monday is Flash Day! The day that APCO members can save an additional $100 on their attendee full registration for APCO 2019. Don't miss out — it's gone in a FLASH!

Not a member, but still want to save on Flash Day? By becoming a member of APCO before you register on Monday, you can save up to $300 on your full registration. Learn more.

In the meantime, take a look at the schedule to start planning your APCO 2019 experience.


The application period for the following programs will be closing for 2019. If you have not finished your applications, now is the time.


APCO International was recently honored during the Salute to Association Excellence luncheon hosted by Association TRENDS. APCO received the gold award in the All Media Contest for the category “Membership Promotion Kit.” Since early 2018, those who join APCO have been mailed the new membership kit welcoming them to the association and outlining the benefits of membership.


APCO International and Bradley University have further solidified a long-standing relationship with the Special Collections Center at the Cullom-Davis Library on the Bradley campus in Peoria, Illinois. The parties have executed a new Memorandum of Understanding that ensures a source of funds each year to cover the work study costs of its library sciences students who maintain the collection and for the routine replacement of computers and scanning equipment used in service of the collection. The Illinois Chapter of APCO first established the relationship in 1982 in the interest of preserving the history of public safety communications technology. Learn more about APCO history and search the online archives.


Are you passionate about public safety communications, experienced in emergency communication center operations and trained in the use of electronic guidecards? If so, this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. APCO is looking for a motivated self-starter to serve as a Sales Representative for APCO’s IntelliComm® product line. The ideal candidate is a public safety communications professional who enjoys working on a team of like-minded people committed to serving our customers and advancing our industry. Learn more

Comtech Safety & Security Technologies
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Industry News
APCO is seeking comments on sections 3.4 and 3.7 of the candidate American National Standard (ANS) 2.106.1-201x which addresses site hardening requirements for public safety grade sites. Deadline for comments is April 29.
Gwinnett Daily Post
Gwinnett County Communications Officer IV Pam McDaniel was honored with the Public Safety Communications Officer of the Year Award for her poise and confidence showed during an incident involving a fallen officer.
Campus Safety
The platforms sends emergency alerts to smartphones at schools and delivers real-time instructions to those in buildings as well as first responders.
RCR Wireless News
Among the uses are signs warning drivers of flooded roads, body-worn cameras that detect gunshots, drones that do reconnaissance at crash scenes and tracking the locations of patrol officers.
RCR Wireless News
ECCs are moving to implement NG9-1-1 systems so that they can accept more digital information, from text messages to video chat and even information such as building plans. As this transition takes place, there have been several recent developments.
The Monett Times
The Barry County emergency services E9-1-1 director leads an accredited agency, and he has worked on a regional project with the phone system that provides hosted solutions for eight emergency communications centers in southwest Missouri.
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