PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, October 18, 2019

APCO invites you to submit a proposal to be considered for a one-hour presentation within our professional development program for APCO 2020, the largest emergency communications event of its kind. The deadline for submissions is December 19, 2019. Submit today


Join Steve Devine, Director of Strategy & Policy for AT&T FirstNet Program, as he shares the many benefits associated with implementing LMR to LTE.  Steve will provide information on the variety of ways you can establish LMR to LTE push-to-talk and he will discuss new products that can make the transition easier for agencies operating any type of radio system. Register now

The candidate American National Standards (ANS) Cybersecurity Training for Public Safety Communications Personnel is open for comments. This standard provides minimum cybersecurity training standards and best practices for every key position in the emergency communications center.
Comtech Safety & Security Technologies
Hexagon Corporate Marketing
GetWireless, LLC
Industry News

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced two appointments to the FirstNet Board of Directors: Karima Holmes, Director of the Office of Unified Communications in Washington, DC, and Chief Matt Slinkard, Executive Assistant Chief of Police for Houston, TX. Holmes and Slinkard replace outgoing members Teri Takai and Richard Ross. Ms. Holmes will be the first FirstNet Board member who serves as director of an emergency communications center. Read more

Woodward County E-911 has received Agency Training Program Certification, a Project 33 Initiative, from APCO. Public safety agencies use this certification to ensure their training programs meet APCO American National Standards (ANS). Woodward County E-911 will be recognized at APCO 2020 taking place August 2-5 in Orlando.
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Kanawha County commissioners issued a proclamation spotlighting the public safety telecommunicators who stay calm as they coordinate emergency responses.
After a 2018 Anchorage (Alaska) earthquake, officials found that they needed emergency messages translated for a diverse range of ethnic groups.
11 Alive
When an electric recliner caught fire in a home, a 9-year-old child saw the danger and alerted first responders, who removed several elderly people from the smoky home.
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New technology could help gauge response in emergencies ranging from forest fires to active shooters.
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“If somebody needs help, we’re the ones sending it,” public safety telecommunicator Bailey Millman explained to children who could be the next generation of first responders.
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