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Reclassification Update: OMB Requests Input for SOC Revision – Webinar

Wednesday, July 17 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Free
On June 12 the OMB announced the beginning of a multi-year process to revise the Standard Occupational Classification. Through this process, OMB will consider whether to change the classification of public safety telecommunicators from the administrative/clerical category to the category for Protective Service Occupations. Register for this free webinar July 17 learn about APCO’s strategy for providing input to OMB, how this effort relates to the 9-1-1 SAVES Act and what you can do to help ensure that OMB finally corrects this outdated classification.

More Upcoming Webinars: NG9-1-1, Swatting

Next-Gen Dispatch: Envisioning the Future of CAD Systems 
June 25, 2024 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Worth 1 CDE. Free for APCO members

Swatting Identification and Mitigation Tips for ECCs
July 9, 2024 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Worth 1 CDE. Free for APCO members

APCO Seeks Comments for Candidate ANS Supplemental Emergency Responder Recommendations

APCO International is seeking comments for candidate American National Standard (ANS) titled Supplemental Emergency Responder Recommendations. The candidate ANS Supplemental Emergency Responder Recommendations addresses alternative response options to 9-1-1 calls that traditionally resulted in the dispatch of law, medical, or fire responses. Read the press release.


Kickstart Your CDEs: Register for APCO 2024 and a Pre-conference Course

Registration is open! Join us in Orlando from August 4-7 for four days of educational sessions, committee meetings and special events, paired with two full days of exhibits.

Come one day early and get eight more CDEs!

I think the best part was just being around a huge group of folks in 9-1-1 that weren’t working. I have never had a chance to just sit and talk shop without being in my dispatch center.

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Keeping You Up to Date

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APCO International Unveils Career Instructor Program

APCO International is pleased to announce the launch of the Career Instructor Program (CIP), an innovative initiative designed to address the critical staffing shortages in emergency communication centers (ECCs) nationwide.

June 20, 2024

Young Professional Spotlight: Hailey Brunner, Cass County Sheriff’s Office (MO)

Hailey Brunner grew up around a sheriff’s office where her father has had a long-standing career. She started her career as a first responder in 2016 as a junior firefighter. It was then that Hailey first admired the calm voices on the other end of the radio, regardless of the situation.

June 20, 2024

NTNs Revolutionize Public Safety Communications, Ensuring Reliability Amid Natural Disasters and Harsh Environments

NTNs deliver reliable and continuous communication to first responders, even in challenging environments and hazardous natural phenomena that hinder terrestrial networks.

June 5, 2024

Supporting Headset Heroes: APCO International Awards Members Professional Development Scholarships

APCO International is pleased to announce that 82 APCO members were selected as recipients of the APCO’s Silent Key and Commercial Partner Scholarship Program.

June 1, 2024

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