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Friday, February 11, 2022

The deadline for CPE scholarships is 11:59 p.m. ET on February 15. Act fast if you are looking for financial assistance to participate in APCO’s Certified Public-Safety Executive Program (CPE).
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The initiative calls for a $3.9 million sales tax increase to fund improvements to the county’s emergency communications center.  
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Public safety telecommunicator Jessi Leppa directed the mother as she delivered the baby in a rural area of Josephine County, Oregon.
Public safety telecommunicator Martha Kuczo fielded a call from a woman whose husband was choking and assisted her in dislodging the obstruction in his throat.
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Public safety telecommunicator Alecia Chavous directed first responders to the location of a man who had fallen thanks to his Apple Watch, which transmitted his location to the emergency communications center.

NPSTW 2022 is coming up April 10-16. Last year we asked you to name your superheroes, so now we want to hear about your superpowers. What superpowers do you think telecommunicators already have? What superpowers would make the lifesaving work you do easier? Submit your entry by April 16 for a chance to win $100 for your ECC.
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On February 4, the Public Safety Next Generation 9-1-1 Coalition, which includes APCO and America’s major fire service, EMS, and law enforcement associations, met to discuss next steps for legislation that would fund a nationwide transition to Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1). The Coalition has been advocating for a federal grant program in the amount of $15 billion to ensure that NG9-1-1 is deployed in a secure, interoperable, non-proprietary, and cost-efficient manner across the country. During the meeting, the Coalition members spoke with leaders from Congress and the Administration about how to advance the legislation in 2022.   


The APCO Virtual Classroom provides training in an interactive real-time environment, led by APCO Adjunct instructors. Upcoming courses include:

Crisis Negotiations
3/15 | 6/14

Fundamentals of Tactical Dispatch
| 5/12-13

Communications Center Supervisor, 5th Edition 
3/21-23| 6/6-8

Public Safety Telecommunicator 1, 7th Edition
3/28 – 4/1  | 5/23-27

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