May 8, 2015
APCO Seeks Task Force Participants
APCO International has created a new 4.9 GHz Task Force to provide the association with research on public safety’s use of the 4.9 GHz band.
This Task Force will operate from June 1, 2015 through August 31, 2015 and will be producing a White Paper outlining both current use cases and potential future uses of 4.9 GHz intended for submission to the FCC. The Task Force work product will also be used to promote expanding public safety’s utilization of the spectrum.
The sign up period for this new Task Force will close on May 22, 2015.
Join the PSConnect Radio Spectrum Technology E-community
APCO International continues to be involved in activities with the Federal Communications Commission that support public safety communications. In some instances, the timeline allowed for review and response to FCC activities is relatively short. In order to provide an expedient method to notify those members interested in providing feedback, as well as to improve your ability to quickly provide feedback on these critical issues, APCO has developed a new process for support of this mission.
APCO international will now post FCC frequency-related requests for information that is of importance to APCO and that may be of interest to our members on the PSConnect Radio Spectrum Technology e-community. Those members who are interested in participating and providing feedback on FCC frequency-related matters should sign up for this group. To join, click here; login and verify your information if prompted; click the Join Community button and indicate your subscription preference.
April 24, 2015
APCO Seeks Workgroup Members to revise a Standard for Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Service Criteria Rating Scale
April 24, 2015
Upcoming Webinar: Telecommunicator's Role as a SWAT Tactical Dispatcher
Thursday, May 20, 2015 | 2 p.m. ET
In this webinar, we will explore some of the questions you may have, such as:
- What makes a tactical dispatcher different from a "regular dispatcher?
- How can specialized training make a difference (and who should receive that training?)
- Does my agency even need tactical dispatchers?
- Does incident command really have anything to do with tactical dispatching or Telecommunicators, or isn't that just for field responders?
- What if we can't afford the time or money to train our people?