Scott Safety Launches EPIC 3 Radio Interface Voice Communication System for First Responders

The EPIC 3 RI system enables clear and effective communications between on-scene firefighters and incident commanders, remote dispatchers and other radio users, to improve first responder safety and situational intelligence.

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APCO Announces Approval of Telecommunicator Emergency Response Taskforce (TERT) Deployment Standard

The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International received final approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on July 14, 2015 for an American National Standard (ANS) that identifies deployment requirements for telecommunicator emergency response teams.

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APCO Announces Approval of Minimum Training for Public Safety Telecommunicators Standard

The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International received final approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on July 14, 2015 for an American National Standard (ANS) that identifies minimum training for public safety telecommunicators.

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Montgomery County, Ohio, to Upgrade Emergency Radio System

Montgomery County commissioners approved a contract with the Ohio Multi-Agency Radio Communication System (MARCS), an important step to upgrade the county’s public safety communications system. The county has approved spending about $13.4 million to switch to a digital P25 radio system from the current 800 MHz analog technology.

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Wisc. Communities Enter Cost-Sharing Deal on 9-1-1

Muskego, Mukwonago and Elm Grove will share the cost of upgrading their aging 9-1-1 systems to a new system that will serve all three communities. The arrangement will enable each community to keep its own dispatchers, which is seen as an advantage because local dispatchers know their communities best.

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Sedona Awards Federal Engineering Contract for Police Department Radio System Enhancement

The City of Sedona, AZ has awarded Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) a contract to conduct an independent review and assessment of the Police Department radio communications system and make recommendations for its enhancement.

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The People & Projects Behind SAFECOM

SAFECOM is a public safety driven initiative with a mission to improve multi-jurisdictional communications and interoperability for public safety responders during an emergency or disaster.

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