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Silent Key: Larry Britton

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Charleston County’s Radio Systems Manager Larry Britton Tuesday.

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Silent Key: James “Jimmy” Allen Reed

Honoring former president of the Kansas chapter of APCO

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APCO Welcomes Announcement of New FirstNet Board Members

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced five new members of the FirstNet Board of Directors. Secretary Pritzker appointed Sheriff Richard Stanek of Hennepin County, Minnesota, Chief of Police Chris Burbank of Salt Lake City, Utah, former Vermont Governor James Douglas, Mayor Annise Parker of Houston, Texas, and technology executive Frank Plastina. Additionally, Secretary Pritzker reappointed Ed Reynolds, who is one of the board’s inaugural members.

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Bob Red Button

Silent Key: Robert B. “Red” Button

“Red” Button was a public safety dispatcher, APCO member and trainer for the Mansfield Fire and Police Departments.

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Lancaster County-Wide Communications Receives APCO P33 Certification

Public safety agencies utilize P33 Certification as a formal mechanism to ensure their training programs meet APCO American National Standards (ANS). Initial and continuing training for public safety telecommunicators is important as they provide essential services to the public in an expanding and rapidly changing environment.

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National Institute of Standards and Technology Seeks Input Following APCO Workshop on App Security Requirements

Members of the public are now invited to comment on the draft summary of NISTIR 8018, which describes the workshop and captures input received from workshop attendees.

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Broadband Summit

A Team Effort

“I’ve been humbled by your dedication and impressed by your hard work, ” says outgoing APCO President Gigi Smith.

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