PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, May 20, 2022

APCO received final approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on May 20 for a newly created American National Standard (ANS). APCO/NENA ANS 2.102.1-2022 Advanced Automatic Crash Notification (AACN) Vehicle Emergency Data Set (VEDS) provides a common data set used to deliver AACN data to emergency communication centers and responders, identifies crash and medical data elements, and uses a common data exchange format allowing for multiple methods of data transfer and handling.
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Fox 31
Asisha Milton and supervisor Tyler Rebbe worked with police to find the man suffering from the after-effects of a stroke.
The Virginian-Pilot
Karen Gray, Makennah Slater-Yon and Pam Baber helped paramedics and police respond quickly and safely to the shooting in which all the wounded survived.
Popular Science
AT&T says it can locate callers to within about 164 feet using GPS, Wi-Fi, as well as atmospheric pressure sensors and an accelerometer found in the device.
James Budd assisted a delivery of a healthy baby at home before emergency medical responders could arrive. Morgan Hite successfully directed CPR for a man who had collapsed and stopped breathing in a restaurant.
Lake & McHenry County Scanner
Olga Taylor used her emergency medical dispatch (EMD) training to guide a woman through the birth and its aftermath. The baby was born within a minute of the call.
Telecommunicator Gerard Lewis instructed the father how to remove the umbilical cord from around the baby’s neck when she was born in a car on the way to the hospital.
Fox 43
The agency has a “relaxation room” telecommunicators can use to decompress and access to an employee assistance program that provides professional therapists.

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Congratulations to the 2022 Emergency Communications Center Awards and Technology Leadership Award winners! The winners will be recognized during the Opening General Session at APCO 2022

Communications Center Director of the Year:
Tina Buneta, Aurora 911, Aurora, CO

Telecommunicator of the Year:
Alonda Oates, Jacksonville Fire Rescue, Jacksonville, FL

Trainer of the Year:
Roger Martin, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Jefferson City, MO

Line Supervisor of the Year:
Cherish Moon, Jeffcom 911, Lakewood, CO

Information Technologist of the Year:
Kyle Boeddeker, Kitsap 911, Bremerton, WA

Radio Frequency Technologist of the Year:
Ron Polluconi, Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency, Beaverton, OR

Team of the Year:
Charlotte Fire Communications, Charlotte, NC

Technology in Leadership Award - Large Agency:
Snohomish County 911, Everett, WA

Technology in Leadership Award - Small Agency:
Tazewell County 911, Tazewell, VA


This webinar has been postponed from May 24 to June 2.

Closing the Gap in Emergency Response Time
June 2 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET
Free for members; $59 non-members. Worth 1 CDE.
Sponsored by Everbridge

Learn how Everbridge 911 Connect, a RapidSOS Ready™ solution, provides public safety alerting authorities and ECC dispatchers with localized incident-specific information about the caller without the need for additional screens or hardware.


Worth 8 CDEs. This online course provides education about the intricate issues and challenges posed by active shooter incidents, including preparedness, response and the role the telecommunicator plays following an incident. Upcoming dates:   June 15 - July 5 | July 6-26 | July 20 - August 9.
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Nicholas Brunelli is a telephone system administrator for the Department of Public Safety’s Radio Technology Services Division in Vermont. He has been a state employee for four years. Nick holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and looks forward to continuing his public safety work.

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