The Public Safety Next Generation 9-1-1 Coalition, which includes APCO and America’s major fire service, EMS and law enforcement associations wrote to congressional leadership in the House and Senate requesting full funding for NG9-1-1.
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It’s Time to Submit Your Proposal to Present at APCO 2022
Join the line-up to speak at APCO 2022, taking place August 7-10 in Anaheim, CA. Whether you are an APCO member, industry associate, business professional or educator, we invite you to submit a proposal to be considered for a one-hour presentation within our professional development program. Deadline is December 17.
Cybersecurity Fundamentals Course for All ECC Professionals Coming Up in 2022
This course provides information that all emergency communications center (ECC) professionals need to know to safeguard their agency against cybersecurity attacks. Cybersecurity Fundamentals for the ECC is taught in real-time in the APCO Virtual Classroom. Register now for the January 11 or February 9 course. Worth 8 CDEs.
Get Recordings from the Emerging Technology Forum
If you missed the Virtual Emerging Technology Forum, you can still watch the 17 sessions and get up to 12 CEUs by registering for the session recordings.
Highlighted sessions include an address from APCO President Jason Kern followed by a message from FCC Commissioner Nathan Simington, a panel discussion on remote call taking, an update on the FirstNet Authority Roadmap and a powerful session about the stress of dealing with next generation technology. A big thank you to our presenters and our sponsors who made the event possible.
Keeping You Up to Date
APCO is your source for public safety communications news that affects you, your job and your community.
Public Safety Next Generation 9-1-1 Coalition Calls on Congress to Fully Fund NG9-1-1
APCO Seeks Comments on Candidate Standard for Core Competencies and Minimum Training Standards for Public Safety Communications Manager/Director
APCO International is seeking comments for the candidate American National Standard (ANS) for Core Competencies and Minimum Training Standards for Public Safety Communications Manager/Director.
APCO Seeks Comments on Candidate Standard for Core Competencies and Minimum Training Requirement for Public Safety Communications Technicians
The revision of this standard includes updates providing technicians in the emergency communication center (ECC) environment the guidance needed to enhance their skills, seek employment opportunities and grow professionally within the industry.
APCO Congratulates Nominees and FCC Chair
President Biden announced the designation of Jessica Rosenworcel to serve as Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission and nominated her to serve another term at the FCC.
Thank You to Our Partners
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