PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, October 4, 2019

APCO is looking for fresh and innovative educational sessions for APCO 2020 taking place August 2-5 in Orlando, Florida. We invite you to submit a proposal to be considered for a one-hour presentation within our professional development program. Deadline is December 19, 2019.

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Learn how public safety leaders across the country are approaching life-saving data sources beyond caller location. Free for members; worth one CEU.

Beyond Location: Trends in Additional Emergency Data
October 8 at 1:00 p.m. ET
Sponsored by RapidSOS


Do you live in or near Denver and want to attend the Tech Forum? Register on-site October 8 or 9 at the Denver Marriott Westminster and be part of the discussion regarding the challenges of the ever-changing landscape of public safety communications. Learn more 


APCO’s Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) Program is designed to elevate professionalism, enhance individual performance and recognize excellence in the public safety communications industry. Deadline to apply for the next available class is October 15, 2019. Learn more

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Butler County residents can register information that will help public safety telecommunicators find them and share important details with first responders.
Charles County (Maryland) first responders offer advice for making sure children know what to do in case of emergency.
The telecommunicator clarified that the woman was being held against her will then used RapidSOS to direct police to a moving vehicle in which the victim was being transported.
Silent Key
Doug Edmonds was born on February 19, 1940, and passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019. A 33-year APCO member from the Illinois Chapter, he made significant contributions to the rollout of the National Joint TERT Initiative (NJTI-TERT) through his committee service from 2005 to 2009, and as a co-chair in 2008-2009.  
The Bedford County (Tennessee) blood drive, in which donors were allowed to vote for their favorite badge, attracted 347 donations smashing its goal for the drive.
Grand Forks Herald
Federal money from the U.S Department of Commerce and the Department of Transportation will go toward upgrading the state to NG9-1-1 including GIS mapping systems and IP connections.
More than 600 personnel including county public safety telecommunicators have been trained to communicate with individuals experiencing a behavioral crisis.
News Channel 12
The Onslow County government deploys a 24/7 Citizen Phone Bank during a crisis, uses GIS to determine flood zones and road closures, and provides Facebook Live broadcasts for safety and weather updates.
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