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Friday, February 25, 2022

On February 22, FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel called on Congress to fund Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) by leveraging the funds from “next generation spectrum” auctions. By September 30 Congress must reauthorize the FCC’s spectrum auction authority and in doing so, Chairwoman Rosenworcel suggests Congress also allocate future spectrum auction revenues to support the deployment of NG9-1-1.  APCO applauds Chairwoman Rosenworcel’s continued leadership and commitment to public safety and agrees with the urgent need to fund the transition to NG9-1-1, whether through the auction of “next generation spectrum” or another source. The Public Safety Next Generation 9-1-1 Coalition, which consists of the nation’s leading law enforcement, fire, EMS and 9-1-1 associations, including APCO, released a statement in support of Chairwoman Rosenworcel’s call to fund NG9-1-1.

 
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Have you submitted your application yet for an APCO scholarship? If selected, funds can be used towards any APCO Institute courses or the APCO Registered Public-Safety Leader (RPL) program. Advance your career and serve your community. The deadline is March 31.
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NPSTW is coming up April 10-16. To celebrate, we want to know what superpowers you think public safety telecommunicators already have … or what superpowers would make the lifesaving work they do easier. Vote for your favorite entries and submit your own for a chance to win $100 for your ECC!
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This online course is designed on the experiences of frontline telecommunicators who have worked on active shooter incidents. Training focuses on the issues and challenges posed by active shooter incidents, including preparedness, response and the telecommunicator’s role in an incident. Participants earn 8 CDEs for successful completion of the course. Tuition fees: $249 for APCO members and $289 for non-members. Group training rates are available. Click on a course date to learn more and to register.

April 6 - 26 | May 11 - 31 | June 1 - 21 | June 15 - July 5

 

This online course advances fire communications training, improving service to the caller and increasing the safety of the responders. Students will learn the terms, techniques and protocols required for excellence in fire service call taking and dispatch. Worth 32 CDEs. Tuition fees: $419 for APCO members and $439 for non-members. To learn more and to register, click on an upcoming course date.

March 9 - April 19 | March 30 - May 10 | April 13 - May 24 | May 4 - June 14

 

The Bylaws Committee continually reviews the governing documents of the association and assists chapters with their governing documents. We encourage you to become a part of this diverse team of individuals who represent APCO! The commitment to join is just one meeting a month and the work involves reviewing chapter documents and Executive Committee requests as needed. A couple of times a year the committee reviews APCO's policy manual and bylaws. Your involvement benefits every chapter and the association. This committee is a great way to learn more about APCO — join now. Contact Committee Chair Maureen Will or Vice Chair Daniel Dunlap if you have any questions.

 
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Skype has updated its mobile and desktop apps to allow emergency calling in the U.S. for the first time in its 18-year history.
 
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Residents can fill out a Smart 9-1-1 profile giving public safety telecommunicators location information and medical information to speed emergency response.
 
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Telecommunicator David Borgal recalled keeping a man calm who was trapped in an ice fishing accident as he waited for emergency responders to arrive.
 
 
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