PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, April 12, 2019

Many thousands of you have already used APCO’s call to action portal to contact your U.S. Senators and Representatives to seek their support for the 911 SAVES Act, a bill that would appropriately reclassify public safety telecommunicators with other "Protective" occupations (as opposed to administrative/clerical occupations) in the Standard Occupational Classification.

We are very fortunate to have two, identical, bipartisan bills in both the House and Senate! Let’s take full advantage of this opportunity. ANYONE can send letters. So in addition to making sure you’ve sent messages to your Senators as well as your Representative, think of 10 or more friends, family and colleagues and share our call to action with them:

This Sunday, April 14, 2019, marks the beginning of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, a week that gives communities and emergency communications centers a chance to honor those who help save lives in times of personal or national crisis. The week runs through April 20, 2019.

Don’t miss out on APCO's Public Safety Broadband Summit being held May 21-22 in Arlington, VA. All in one setting, get the very latest information on emergency communications and Next Generation 9-1-1. Learn from the top experts in the field, including NTIA Administrator David Redl, other key policymakers, 9-1-1 practitioners and industry leaders. Interact with a wide range of stakeholders and colleagues hosted by the world’s largest public safety communications association. View the program | Register

APCO hosts a Public Safety Communications Leadership in Policy Awards Dinner where guests of this widely-attended event experience an elegant evening while APCO recognizes individuals who have been tireless advocates for public safety communications. This year's recipients are U.S. Representative Greg Walden, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, FCC Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Chief Lisa Fowlkes, and Public Safety Communications Research Division Chief Dereck Orr and they will each be accepting their awards in person. For more information.

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Gifts, lunch and saying thank you are just some of the ways to thank public safety telecommunicators during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (NPSTW). But here’s three ways local governments and public safety agencies can make a public statement that are sure to be appreciated.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol recognized the dedication of patrol communications personnel as well as other public safety communications professionals throughout the state.
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The Anchorage Police Department uses new phone technology from the FirstNet that allows first responders to communicate even if regular cellphone networks are overloaded.
Technology developed by Carbyne 911 allows 9-1-1 telecommunicators to access cellphone cameras and provide additional and more complex assistance. The technology allows telecommunicators to give life-saving help by establishing a link which keeps dispatchers connected to callers. 
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