APCO International has filed a Project Initiation with ANSI and issued a call for participation for work group members to participate in the creation of an ANSI standard titled Non-9-1-1 Call Processing and Dispatch.
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Emerging Technology Forum – All Virtual and Worth 12 CDEs
Today more than ever, it is essential for those on the front lines of public safety to stay on top of the latest developments in regulations, technology and equipment. The Tech Forum presents information and discussion about how current and emerging technologies can help meet today’s – and tomorrow’s – challenges.
TAKE ACTION: Congress Must Fully Fund Next Generation 9-1-1
Major legislation to fund the transition to Next Generation 9-1-1 has been introduced in Congress. However, we need to urge the U.S. Senate to provide the full funding public safety needs to ensure nationwide coverage, interoperability, and cybersecurity. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer can increase the funding to $15 billion, and we need your help to convince him.
Use APCO’s advocacy portal to contact Senator Schumer’s office and to send letters seeking additional support.
APCO Releases 6th Edition of CTO Course
APCO International has recently launched an update to the APCO Communications Training Officer (CTO) course. This course provides comprehensive training to experienced telecommunicators on the roles and responsibilities of CTOs in running an agency’s training program. Previous editions of the CTO program have been implemented in hundreds of agencies nationwide. Two versions of the updated course are available: CTO 6th Edition and CTO 6th Edition Instructor. Delivery begins in January 2022, and both are now open for registration.
Those certified in the CTO 5th Edition may register for the CTO 6th Edition Update course for a limited time at no cost to meet recertification requirements.
APCO Webinars – Free for Members
Most live webinars have a Q&A period and are worth 1 CDE. Upcoming topics include:
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APCO Seeks Working Group Members to Create a Non-9-1-1 Call Processing and Dispatch Standard
APCO Seeks Comments on Candidate Standard for Public Safety Telecommunicators When Responding to Calls of Missing, Abducted and/or Sexually Exploited Children
APCO International is seeking comments for the candidate American National Standard (ANS) for Public Safety Telecommunicators When Responding to Calls of Missing, Abducted and/or Sexually Exploited Children.
House Committee Passes Major Next Generation 9-1-1 Funding Legislation
On September 15, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed legislation that includes a $10 billion grant program for deployment of Next Generation 9-1-1. This landmark legislation promotes many key principles championed by APCO and its partners in the Public Safety Next Generation 9-1-1 Coalition.
APCO International Awarded Grant From Motorola Solutions Foundation
PCO International received a grant award in the amount of $50,000 from Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions. The generous grant is being administered through APCO’s Commercial Advisory Council (CAC) Scholarship Program, which makes scholarship funds available to public safety communications professionals to participate in APCO Institute training.
Thank You to Our Partners
Corporate Partner Spotlight
At NGA 911 we are on a mission to make 9-1-1 communication easier. We do that with secure, cloud-based NG9-1-1 technology. With NGA 911, you get accurate call routing, the highest possible fault tolerance and stability, and enhanced data for more effective and faster emergency response.