APCO Commends FCC Public Safety Bureau Report and Recommendations on Significant Multistate 9-1-1 Outage

APCO President John Wright applauded the Bureau’s work, stating “the Bureau performed a commendable job in its careful review and attention to investigating the scope and causes of this outage, and APCO agrees that lapses like this need to be avoided at all costs.”

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9-1-1 Dispatch Workers Sent to Hospital in Arlington Heights (Ill.)

Seven Northwest Central Dispatch System employees in Arlington Heights (Ill.) were taken to a hospital after a non-toxic gas was sprayed into the room where they were working, authorities said.

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Accidental Dial to 9-1-1 Leads Deputies to Meth Lab

Sometimes, good detective work and weeks of investigation are needed to nab suspected criminals. But other times all investigators need is 30 minutes to listen in on an accidental pocket dial to a 9-1-1 dispatch center.

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The Code Green Campaign Brings Awareness to PTSD and Suicide in Public Safety

The Code Green Campaign is working hard at #savingpublicsafety from PTSD, suicide, and other mental health issues by raising awareness amongst responders and the public.

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US Digital Designs Enhances Phoenix G2 Fire Station Alerting System with New Products

USDD’s FSA Mobile App and other new Phoenix G2 fire station alerting products help instantly alert first responders.

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APCO Announces Approval of Best Practices for the Use of Social Media in Public Safety Communications

The standard provides a foundation for agencies to develop specific operational procedures and guidance for the use of social media in public safety answering points.

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Silent Key: William “Bill” McCammon

The public safety community suffered a great loss on Monday, October 13, 2014 when William “Bill” McCammon died unexpectedly during his sleep at the age of 61. McCammon was best known to APCO members through his work on D-Block and FirstNet.

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