PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, October 9, 2020

APCO’s Tech Forum has gone virtual, so if you have never been to a Tech Forum, now is your chance. Join us December 1-3 to experience this dynamic event where members and industry leaders share their vision of the future of emergency communications. The program, which blends live presentations and a virtual exhibit hall, runs from 11 a.m. ET to 5 p.m. ET each of the three days. Attendees can earn 12 CDEs.

See the program | Register ($25 for Full/Associate APC Members)

We invite you to participate in this survey to assess the scope of diversity, equity and inclusion concerns of APCO members. We will be incorporating the findings of the survey into the development of APCO training and educational programs for the public safety communications profession. While your input on our important diversity survey is in some ways priceless, we wish to reward you with a chance to win one of five $100 gift cards. Deadline is October 23. Take the survey.

APCO’s Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) Program is accepting applications for one more week for the class beginning in January 2021. Don't miss this chance to participate in an executive leadership program designed specifically for public safety communications professionals. All applications must be completed by Thursday, October 15. Apply online


Emerging Dispatch Technologies
October 13 | 1:00 p.m. ET
Free for APCO members and worth one CDE

In today’s world, it is more important than ever for telecommunicators to have tools that streamline dispatch and enhance the information provided to first responders. Join Tyler Technologies for a panel discussion on emerging dispatch technologies and how they are supporting the next generation of 9-1-1.  Register 

Sponsored by Tyler Technologies

Real-Time Operations: The Future of Dispatch
October 21 | 1:00 p.m. ET
Free for APCO members and worth one CDE

Faster response times, the effective use of limited resources and increased first responder/community safety are universally outcomes we all aspire to. What fuels these outcomes is the ability to know what is happening and act in real-time. During this session, Axon’s VP of Product, will walk you through the learnings they’ve gathered, share the components of real-time operations platforms and how such a system can help deliver the outcomes public safety agencies need.  Register

Sponsored by Axon

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Industry News
The Goshen News
New communications consoles for public safety telecommunicators are part of Elkhart County, Indiana’s, emergency radio system digital upgrade.
McAlester News-Capital
McAlester/Pittsburg County (Oklahoma) E-911 has installed plexiglass between public safety telecommunicators and officers must have their temperature taken upon arrival. The 12-person dispatch has reported one case of COVID-19 among its staff.
Those unable to speak during an emergency or who may have difficulty hearing or speaking can send a text to reach 9-1-1. 
Twinsburg public safety telecommunicator Meghan McGowan calmly directed parents through CPR until the baby resumed breathing. [VIDEO]
Falmouth Outlook
Pendleton County Emergency Management Dispatcher Angie Wright was recognized at the Kentucky Emergency Services Conference.
Spectrum News 1
Peer counselors help fellow communicators cope with the daily challenges faced by public safety telecommunicators.
Caroll County Times
Hardware, software and 10 new work stations are among the improvements slated for the county's two emergency communications centers.
Astronics Test Systems  - Orlando
Watson Consoles
KRSL Russell Radio
Russell, Kansas, public safety telecommunicator Greg Rose was recognized for convincing an armed suicidal suspect by telephone to surrender to police without further injuries.
Urban CNY News
McMahon recognized a number of communications employees, saying "They are the true first responders to any emergency and our community is lucky to have such an amazing and dedicated workforce.”
 NT Newstime
NICE Public Safety recognized Brian Garms, training and quality assurance officer for the St. Charles County Emergency Communications Department. Garms has worked for the county since 2014 and as a quality assurance officer since 2018.
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