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APCO Announces ANSI Approval of Revisions to Standard for Alarm Interface Data Exchanges
The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International received final approval from ANSI on August 5, 2014 for an American National Standard (ANS) that identifies revisions to the “Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP),” formerly known as the “External Alarm Interface Exchange.” APCO/CSAA ANS 2.101.2-2014 includes technical...
Silent Key: James “Jimmy” Allen Reed
James “Jimmy” Allen Reed, 57, died Saturday, August 30, 2014. He was the 9-1-1 Director of Emergency Services for Sumner County,  Kansas. Jimmy Reed held several positions including KEMA representative to the State Interoperability Executive Committee; Governor-Appointed Kansas 9-1-1 coordinating council board member; past President of the Kansas chapter...
APCO Welcomes Announcement of New FirstNet Board Members
Alexandria, VA – Today, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced five new members of the FirstNet Board of Directors. Secretary Pritzker appointed Sheriff Richard Stanek of Hennepin County, Minnesota, Chief of Police Chris Burbank of Salt Lake City, Utah, former Vermont Governor James Douglas, Mayor Annise...
Silent Key: Robert B. “Red” Button
Robert B. “Red” Button, age 72, of Mansfield, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. He was the beloved husband of Deborah A. (Pope) Button to whom he was wed for nearly 51...
September 5, 2014

APCO’s Emerging Tech Forum
November 4-5, 2014 | San Francisco, CA
Showcasing the Future of Public Safety Technology
Session topics to include: Wireless 9-1-1 Location Accuracy, Text-to-9-1-1, Next Generation 9-1-1, Mobile Apps, FirstNet and Cybersecurity. Register / Get More Information

APCO 2014 Reminder– Session Evaluations & CEUs
Don’t forget to fill out your session evaluations and receive credit for the sessions you attended at APCO 2014. You have until November 10, 2014 to complete your session evaluations and print your CEU certificates.

September 2, 2014

Webinar: The Incredible Journey of Your License Application
Wednesday, September 24, 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Join us for this free, informational webinar that will provide an overview of what happens to your application for a radio station license from the time we receive it until it is sent to the FCC for issuance of the license. We will cover the coordination process, common issues that arise, and much more valuable information that will greatly assist in helping you to understand the entire licensing process. Register

August 29, 2014

Access the APCO 2014 Sessions From Your Desk
Maybe you couldn’t attend APCO’s Annual Conference or you weren’t able to attend every session.  Well now you can access ALL of the professional development sessions from APCO 2014. The recordings are now available through an online digital library.  You can access them at any time on any computer and even share them with your colleagues. For more information

Last Year’s Sessions Offered at a Discount
We are now offering the session recordings for APCO 2013 at a major discount.  You can purchase the entire Conference (97 sessions) for just $124.50. For more information

August 22, 2014

Registration Is Open – Nov. Tech Forum
Join us November 4-5 in San Francisco for APCO’s Tech Forum, an event focused on the future of public safety communications. Hear from high-caliber speakers, meet with vendors and get up to speed on what you need to know to adapt in this ever-changing landscape. Learn more.

August 15, 2014

Mark Your Calendars
APCO’s Emerging Technology Forum is coming to San Francisco November 4-5. The Tech Forum is a two-day meeting focused on the future of public safety communications. In the past, the Forums have featured keynotes from high-ranking officials from the Department of Homeland Security, FirstNet and the FCC. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with vendors and test out technology at tabletops. This is a must-attend meeting for those who wish to know what is on the horizon and prepare for what will surely affect their PSAPs and businesses. Registration and program are coming soon. More information

August 8, 2014

APCO 2014 Concludes
APCO 2014 concluded on Wednesday, August 5.  APCO International is already looking forward to APCO 2015, its 81st Annual Conference & Expo, in Washington, DC, August 16-19, 2015. Thank you for all of those in attendance making this year’s conference a huge success.

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