E-911 Communications Equipment Pact OK’d

Stephens County will buy about $1.37 million worth of new equipment for the E-911 department.

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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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Asnuntuck Community College Launches Public Safety Dispatch Program

Asnuntuck Community College (ACC) has launched the Public Safety Dispatch & Continuing Dispatch Education (PSD & CDE) Program to ultimately yield a large pool of professionals in Connecticut with expertise in this area of public safety telecommunications.

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Silent Key: James “Jimmy” Allen Reed

Honoring former president of the Kansas chapter of APCO

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Mission Critical Partners to Study Feasibility of Statewide Esinet

VITA is considering the implementation of an ESInet because it recognizes that there is an opportunity to improve 9-1-1 service delivery.

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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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