PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, August 30, 2019

New technologies and Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) are bringing major enhancements to emergency communications, and for public safety telecommunicators, trainers, managers and industry stakeholders, staying informed of the changes and potential challenges is essential.

And to address these incoming changes, APCO is hosting the Emerging Technology Forum October 8-9 in Denver where you will get the "what do I need to know now" and leave with a realistic grasp on what NG9-1-1 means for you and your center. See the program


Check out the latest webinars that offer one CEU per webinar. The best part is that they are free for members.

Deploying NG9-1-1 in the Cloud: The Truths, Myths & Best Practices
September 25 at 1 p.m. ET
Sponsored by Comtech

Beyond Location: Trends in Additional Emergency Data
October 8 at 1 p.m. ET
Sponsored by RapidSOS

Can’t attend those dates and times? If you register, you will be given access to the recording.

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Industry News
The Front Line Foundation announced plans for a 9/11 remembrance ceremony as part the 2019 Front Line Foundation’s launch on Wednesday, September 11, at the Royal Golf Club in Lake Elmo, MN.
Statesville Record & Landmark
Iredell County, North Carolina’s fire marshal, EMS and emergency communications moved into a $17.3 million facility at the beginning of 2019. Among the improvements compared with the previous location is that public safety telecommunicators have gained more individual working space.
Nationally 10% of the public possess the skills required of a public safety telecommunicator. Among those hired only 43% survive the training process.
Daily Herald
In recent years 200 state and local governments have suffered attacks. Experts say the trend shows no sign of abating.
The Heads Up program gives residents a chance to deliver information to the county that is transmitted to first responders when they are called to the address.
3 CBS Philly
The system called 911eye required a $400,000 upgrade to the current system and gives a preview of what first responders will encounter when they arrive on the scene of an emergency.
The new facility includes a safe room where a person fleeing from a pursuer into the building can lock themselves inside and call 9-1-1.
2 IdahoNews
Public safety telecommunicator Jonathan Bennett gave CPR instructions to co-workers of the heart attack victim who used an AED to revive the lucky survivor.
Murray Ledger & Times       
The city of Murray and Calloway County are cooperating to implement a $150,000 federal grant that is expected to improve response time and improve the allocation of resources between departments.
Immediately after the attack a public safety telecommunicator guided the family to a fire station and helped stop the bleeding.
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