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New APCO Course: Learn the Fundamentals of NG9-1-1

October 31 – November 1 | In-person at APCO Headquarters in Daytona Beach, FL | Worth 16 CDEs

APCO’s newest course, “Fundamentals of Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1),” explores how next-generation technologies enhance ECC operations by addressing key concepts including interoperability, reliability, redundancy and cybersecurity. It’s a vital resource for ECC leadership, technology planners and those preparing for the future of public safety communications. Register now to delve into NG9-1-1 and its transformative potential in emergency communication.

New Dates in October! Two Part In-Person Cybersecurity Series

A specialized three-day, two-course training series is coming to Daytona Beach, Florida, at APCO headquarters. The courses are Cybersecurity Fundamentals for the ECC  (October 24) and Intermediate Cybersecurity Principles for the ECC (October 25-26). Students must successfully complete the Cybersecurity Fundamentals course before taking the intermediate course.

July/August 2023 PSC Magazine

The latest edition of PSC magazine is out. Key articles include:

  • Evaluating Evacuations
  • Worst-Case: Preparing for active shooter scenarios in the ECC
  • Network Effect: Combining radio network and security operations

PSC magazine, in either print and digital form, is a benefit of APCO membership.

AFC Accepting 4.9 GHz Applications

The FCC has lifted the 4.9 GHz licensing freeze for “certain” incumbents and APCO can now process your application at minimal cost.

I’ve had the privilege to serve as a volunteer in several capacities with APCO including sitting on committees and task forces and chairing committees. Serving in these roles over the last 16+ years has changed me personally and professionally. I have gained knowledge, confidence, leadership skills and public speaking skills. … It has absolutely changed me and made me a better person and employee.

Nonie McCandless
Douglas County 911 Emergency Services

Keeping You Up to Date

APCO is your source for public safety communications news that affects you, your job and your community.

Southeast Emergency Communications Receives APCO Agency Training Program Certification

Southeast Emergency Communications, IL, has received Agency Training Program Certification, a Project 33® Initiative, from APCO International. 

September 7, 2023

Rockland County Sheriff 911 Receives APCO Agency Training Program Certification

Rockland County Sheriff 911, NY, has received Agency Training Program Certification, a Project 33® Initiative, from APCO International. 

September 7, 2023

Teammates-in-Action: Corina Hunt, Guildford Metro 911

On 6/26/2023, in her first year at Guilford Metro 911, ECS Corina Hunt exhibited extraordinary courage, composure, and leadership during a critical emergency call. Her actions played a pivotal role in potentially saving a life.

September 7, 2023

APCO Seeks Working Group Members to Assist With the Revision of an Operational Standard

APCO International is seeking working group members to participate in the revision of APCO ANS Multi-Functional, Multi-Discipline Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Minimum Functional Requirements.

August 31, 2023

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