PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, November 4, 2022

APCO’s NG9-1-1 focused event, Nexus, was held live for the first time on November 2 and 3 in Arlington, Virginia. The event spanned two days, covering five real-life scenarios and how the 9-1-1 response could have been impacted by NG9-1-1 technologies. Coupled with these interactive panels was the 360 Experience, where our sponsors demo-ed the technological solutions discussed in each scenario. 

Thank you to those who were able to join us at Nexus this week and to our event sponsors; we hope you found it valuable and informative. We look forward to seeing you for the next Nexus in the spring of 2024. Read more


On October 31, APCO filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission related to the recently adopted Mandatory Disaster Response Initiative (MDRI). The MDRI outlines requirements for wireless service providers to promote roaming and other forms of assistance during disasters. Wireless service providers will be required to submit reports about the steps taken to provide service when their networks suffer outages. APCO’s comments express continued support for the MDRI and offer suggestions on information that should be included in the reports to assess service providers’ roaming capabilities and other efforts to provide service during disasters.

Comtech Safety & Security Technologies
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APCO has filed a project initiation with ANSI and has issued a call for participation for working group members to participate in the revision of the APCO ANS Minimum Training Standards for Public Safety Telecommunicators. This standard identifies minimum training, knowledge and skills needed for both new and veteran telecommunicators tasked with the duties of call taking and dispatch of law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services.
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Eventide Inc
Industry News
Fox News
Telecommunicator Heather Grimes’ actions resulted in a faster response to the attack in the home of the House speaker, according to the police chief.
9&10 News
Andrea Holczman was recognized for assisting in the delivery of a baby at the roadside when the mother could not make it to the hospital in time.
The fast-growing county has added 20 additional positions in the emergency communications center.
SoftWright LLC
Training Schedule Update
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