PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, March 18, 2022

On March 14, APCO announced that Mel Maier, former Commander of the Emergency Communications and Operations Division of the Oakland County (MI) Sheriff’s Office, joined APCO as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As CTO Maier will lead APCO’s technical efforts related to Next Generation 9-1-1, cybersecurity, and other emerging technologies. Mr. Maier has extensive experience in public safety with a career spanning more than 30 years. In his previous position, Maier was responsible for overseeing radio and 9-1-1 emergency communications and served as the sheriff’s communications representative within Oakland County’s Homeland Security and Emergency Operations Center.

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All webinars are free to APCO members and worth one CDE. If you can't attend the live sessions, register anyway to gain access to the recorded webinars.

Overcoming GIS Challenges in a NG9-1-1 World: A Case Study
March 30 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Intrado

Resources & Recommendations for Calls Involving Missing Children on the Autism Spectrum
April 27 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Sponsored by NCMEC

A Formula for Public Safety Success
May 4 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Hexagon


Fire Service Communications, 2nd Edition (32 CDEs)
An online course covering the terms, techniques and protocols required for excellence in fire service call taking and dispatch. March 30 - May 10 or April 13 - May 24 

Bullying and Negativity in the Communications Center, 2nd Edition (8 CDEs)
This online course aims to help students develop the skills needed to effectively practice civil behavior, and ways organizations can systematically combat bullying and cultivate civility in the workplace. April 6-26 or April 20 - May 10

Active Shooter Incidents for Public Safety Communications, 2nd Edition (8 CDEs)
An online course providing education about the intricate issues and challenges posed by active shooter incidents, including preparedness, response and the role the telecommunicator plays following an incident. April 20 - May 10 or May 11-31


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Industry News
The 12-year veteran public safety telecommunicator Judy Osborn-Turner fielded the call from a woman whose husband collapsed while the couple was exercising.
Darasimi Fajana was only 8 when she saved her brother’s life with a call fielded by public safety telecommunicator Kane Lesser.
The Daily Reporter
The free online program helps screen applicants by giving them a taste of what it’s like to sit in the seat of a public safety telecommunicator.
The move comes after the mayor pledged to reduce response time for 9-1-1 calls.
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