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Members of Congress Support Classifying ‘Public Safety Telecommunicators’ as a ‘Protective Service’ Occupation

0 Comments June 23, 2016

Today, the Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus Co-Chairs – Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA), and Representative John Shimkus (R-IL) – sent a bipartisan letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) urging OMB to revise the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) to accurately represent the complex and life-saving nature of the work performed by 9-1-1 professionals.

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Industry

Meet Your AFC Advisors: Scott Andrews (California)

0 Comments June 23, 2016

Scott Andrews currently serves as the Communications Division Manager for Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District. Previously, he worked for 8 years as the RF Engineer for the City of Sacramento managing all public safety communications systems, winning the IT Employee of the Year in 2013.

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Virginia Beach ECCS Receives APCO Agency Training Program Certification

0 Comments June 22, 2016

Virginia Beach Emergency Communications and Citizen Services (ECCS), Va., has met the minimum training standards for the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International Agency Training Program Certification and has been awarded certification as of June 17, 2016.

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Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office Receives APCO Agency Training Program Certification

0 Comments June 22, 2016

Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, Calif., has met the minimum training standards for the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International Agency Training Program Certification and has been awarded certification as of June 17, 2016.

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Reps. Seek Update on NextGen 9-1-1 Implementation and Solutions to Patchwork 9-1-1 System

0 Comments June 22, 2016

Today, Reps. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) and Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) requested an update from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the implementation of NextGen 9-1-1 systems across the country and the impact diverting local and state 9-1-1 fees has had on emergency services.

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Industry

Meet Your AFC Advisors: Stuart Snow (Arizona)

0 Comments June 16, 2016

Stuart Snow has been an APCO Local Advisor for the State of Arizona for 4 years. He has over 30 years of experience in the radio and telecommunications fields and has spent the last 18 years in Public Safety communications.

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Product & Service Announcements

JPS Interoperability Solutions Rebrands, Reaffirms Commitment to Customers and Partners

0 Comments June 15, 2016

JPS Interoperability Solutions, Inc. recently rebranded and launched a new website. The rebranded company will continue to manufacture and develop the market-leading ACU radio interoperability gateways and SNV-12 receiver voters.

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