PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, September 9, 2022

In 2020 the Oregon wildfire season resulted in some of the most destructive and longest lasting wildfires on record. Join us at Nexus November 2-3 for an interactive walk-through of scenarios from real events, such as this one, to see what a future NG9-1-1 response could look like.
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All webinars are free for members and worth 1 CDE.

How Can You Make Your NG9-1-1 Solution a Success? Start With the Platform
September 13 | 1:00 p.m. ET
Sponsored by Lumen

Getting 911 Emergency Response Right in Challenging Times
September 20 | 1:00 p.m. ET
Sponsored by NICE

Leveraging Automated Dispatch Alerting to Address Workload and Staffing Challenges
October 11 | 1:00 p.m. ET
Sponsored by US Digital Designs


APCO’s emergency communications supervisory and management online training—the Registered Public-Safety Leader (RPL) Program—is for public safety professionals seeking to develop the supervisory and management skills for successful ECC operations. Topics addressed include management dynamics, building your communication skills, enhancing team performance and more. Now accepting applications for the RPL program that starts October 1. Additional dates are available.
Learn more and apply to RPL


Cybersecurity Fundamentals for the ECC will be held on October 11, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the APCO Virtual Classroom, featuring live instruction delivered in real time by a cybersecurity expert. Topics focus on the anatomy of a cyberattack, signs of an ongoing cyberattack and mitigation techniques. Designed for all levels of emergency communications professionals. Worth 8 CDEs. Cost is $259 for APCO members; $299 for non-members.

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Call takers starting pay will rise from $18.67 per hour to $22.85, and police dispatchers starting pay will increase from $19.82 per hour to $24.42.
WEAU 13 News
Twice in a 12-month span, public safety telecommunicator Callie Long has assisted with a birth by phone. The most recent was in July when parents pulled into a parking lot on their way to the hospital.
CBS News Minnesota
Call answer times have slowed as more than 25 positions are open, officials say. Pay rates range from $23 to $34 an hour for public safety telecommunicators. 
Public safety telecommunicators can manipulate cameras and view live video systems that include more than 1,000 cameras upgraded at a cost of $300,000.
Training Schedule Update

There’s still time to register for these APCO Institute courses starting soon:

Starts September 13

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