PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, June 21, 2019

Check out the APCO 2019 conference brochure for the latest information. The brochure contains a conference schedule, information about networking events, professional development sessions, the venue and housing, as well as a list of exhibitors. We can’t wait to see you in Baltimore August 11-14!


Leveraging Your Data to Optimize Incident Reconstruction & Response
June 25 | 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET
Presented by Melissa Saggau, Westminster PD 911 Center Supervisor, and Patrick Botz, Director of Engagement, NICE Public Safety
During this webinar, we’ll examine how incident intelligence tools can save time and enable operational improvements and smarter decisions. Register
Sponsored by NICE Public Safety

APCO International received final approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on June 11, 2019, for an American National Standard (ANS) that identifies hardening requirements for public safety grade sites.
Comtech Safety & Security Technologies
Hexagon Corporate Marketing
Industry News
City of Roswell Police – 911 will be recognized during the Food for Thought Luncheon taking place as part of APCO’s 85th Annual Conference & Expo, in Baltimore, MD, August 11-14, 2019. 
Telecommunicators will have access to additional benefits and receive additional recognition thanks to the new designation to take effect in September.
My Wabash Valley                                                
Starting CPR even before emergency crews arrive increases the chances that the victim will survive.
Tribal Tribune
Lareesa Whalawitsa was fulfilled by the knowledge that she was helping people on the line, when a person was in crisis.
The Lens
Monthly reports on call traffic show that the center is receiving far more 3-1-1 calls per month than it previously got from police officers working details. An Orleans Parish Communication District official said the agency is in the process of adding new public safety telecommunicators.
Avtec Inc.
Sun Gazette Newspapers
Among those honored was public safety telecommunicator Ahrar “Sid” Siddiqui. Siddiqui took the call for help after a high school student collapsed at school. He instructed school staff on what to do while dispatching emergency medical personnel.
CBS News
The city council of Riviera Beach voted to spend the money to get back its records after a ransomware attack. Public safety telecommunicators were also unable to enter 9-1-1 calls in the system. Hackers gained access to city networks after an employee clicked on an email phishing link.
Bethesda Magazine
A $45 million upgrade to 22 towers was expected in 2013 but delays have continued to push back the completion date. Now major outages are plaguing the system.
Capital Journal
Among the improvements is the deployment of Band 14 spectrum in Sioux Falls, one of 600 markets nationwide to benefit from the signal geared toward public safety telecommunications.
IWCE’s Urgent Communications
The system complements GPS technology, which often fails inside large buildings. It provides high-accuracy 3D location for first responders, potentially improving safety in the field.
Digital Voice Systems, Inc ( DVSI)
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