Projects

APCO’s Project Series APCO International serves public safety communications through a series of projects aimed at solving the unique problems telecommunications professionals encounter. In response to technological advances and procedural changes, APCO establishes projects to identify the wants and needs of members. Working with other organizations as appropriate, APCO uses these projects to develop […]

P25 Organizational Overview and Committees

Project 25 Organizational Overview Project 25 (P25) has more than a twenty-five-year history of developing standards to improve public safety LMR interoperability. P25 was prompted by issues that public safety agencies had with the incompatibility of trunking systems, as well as secure voice systems, supplied by the major vendors in the 1980’s time frame. […]

Find Standards

[…] enforcement dispatchers, and emergency medical services (EMS) dispatchers. It is one of many public safety communications training standards that has been developed as a result of APCO’s Project 33® initiated in 1995. This standard is based on research compiled from multiple occupational analysis workshops conducted throughout the nation. Over 100 high-performing public safety telecommunicators […]

Adjunct Instructors

[…] Division under Delaware Department of Safety & Homeland Security. Bill’s accomplishments include completing rebanding of over 13,000 radios ahead of schedule and ushering in a technology refresh project for the state’s 800 MHz radio system. He served on the APCO Board of Directors from 2007-2012 and was APCO’s 75th president. Notable accomplishments include chairing […]

Next Generation 9-1-1

[…] public safety professionals actively engage in defining the needs and requirements of any solution. These requirements should include ensuring solution providers are aware of public safety’s needs Project 43: Broadband Implications for the PSAP August 2017 The goal of Project 43 is to help public safety telecommunicators, PSAPs, PSAP directors, 9-1-1 authorities, elected and […]

SOC Revision

[…] work. These suggestions may look familiar, as they mirror the recommendations APCO made for revising the federal government’s catalogue of occupations and the published findings of APCO’s Project 43 report on Broadband Implications for the PSAP. We are seeing major changes for public safety communications. To improve recruitment, retention, and recognition for 9-1-1 professionals, […]

Tracey M. Hilburn, RPL ENP

[…] which began her career in communications as a dispatcher. In June of 1991 she became the first employee of Bossier Parish Communication District assigned the duty of Project Coordinator. As the project coordinator, she was directly involved in the research, design, procurement, and implementation of the first 911 system for Bossier Parish. She also […]

Tracey M. Hilburn, RPL ENP

[…] which began her career in communications as a dispatcher. In June of 1991 she became the first employee of Bossier Parish Communication District assigned the duty of Project Coordinator. As the project coordinator, she was directly involved in the research, design, procurement, and implementation of the first 911 system for Bossier Parish. She also […]

Equipping Volunteer Responders with Broadband Technologies

[…] Manager and Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) liaison. She previously worked at the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) for 17 years, where she served as a project manager on programs which focused on collaborative work with other national fire and emergency service organizations such as the International Association of Fire Fighters, the National […]