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.
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House Committee Passes Major Next Generation 9-1-1 Funding Legislation
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.
APCO Announces Final Approval of American National Standard
APCO International received final approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on August 31, 2021, for an American National Standard (ANS). Crisis Intervention Techniques and Call Handling Procedures for Public Safety Telecommunicators is a newly created standard.
How the Coronavirus Pandemic Forever Changed the Future of 9-1-1
Robert “Dusty” Rhoads, nationwide governance associate director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, had expected to make a presentation during APCO 2021 about the lessons learned and best practices regarding the coronavirus pandemic just passed in the United States. Instead, his presentation was delivered during a major resurgence of the pandemic as the Delta variant sweeps the nation.
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.
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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