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Flash Day Is Back!

Register on April 1 to save on your APCO 2024 conference registration. As a member you already save $200 on your registration, with Flash Day you can save an additional $100.

If you are not currently a member, join on or before April 1 to enjoy the full $300 off.

Standards Working Groups Seeking Members

When APCO creates a new standard or revises an existing one, the working groups are the creative minds behind the standard. Groups include about 15 volunteers with training, operations or technical backgrounds who research and write a standard together.  The following working groups are currently seeking members:

  • Core Competencies and Minimum Training Standards for Public Safety Communications Instructor
  • Core Competencies and Minimum Training Standards for Public Safety Communications Quality Assurance Evaluators
  • Minimum Technical Requirements for Remote Support to Emergency Communications Center Operations.

Don’t Forget These Deadlines for Awards and Scholarships

Nominate someone for APCO’s annual Emergency Communications Center Awards and Technology Awards recognizing those demonstrating the highest levels of personal and professional conduct and performance. Deadline for submission is April 1.

Apply now for a scholarship for APCO Institute courses and leadership programs.  Scholarship application deadlines are March 1 for RPL Program scholarships and April 1 for General scholarships. The CPE scholarship application period has closed.

New Membership Type Available for Students and Educators

This new membership category is intended to increase an interested student’s exposure to the public safety communications industry through APCO membership benefits, training and events. It opens up awareness of public safety telecommunications as a career option and helps develop leaders for the future by reaching students with an aptitude for related careers early.

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

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

NTNs: Connecting First Responders With Life-saving Information
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NTNs’ ability to provide reliable and resilient communications is why they are expected to play a growing and more important role in public safety. Here are the benefits of NTNs in ensuring first responder communications in mission-critical use cases:

March 1, 2024

APCO Seeks Working Group Members to Create a New Operational Standard for Remote Support

APCO International is seeking participants to create an APCO American National Standard (ANS) titled, Minimum Technical Requirements for Remote Support to Emergency Communications Center Operations.

February 29, 2024

APCO Seeks Quality Assurance Subject Matter Experts for the Revision of an APCO Standard

APCO International has filed a Project Initiation with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to revise APCO American National Standard (ANS) Core Competencies and Minimum Training Standards for Public Safety Communications Quality Assurance Evaluators.

February 22, 2024

APCO Seeks Working Group Members to Revise a Training Standard

APCO International has filed a Project Initiation with the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) to revise APCO American National Standard (ANS) Core Competencies and Minimum Training Standards for Public Safety Communications Instructor.

February 22, 2024

Thank You to Our Partners

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