APCO Seeks Comments on Draft Standard Minimum Training Standards for Public Safety Communications Telecommunicator

Alexandria, VA – The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International is seeking comments on a Candidate American National Standard (ANS) released today that identifies minimum training requirements for the public safety telecommunicators.   This standard revision identifies minimum training requirements for both new and veteran Public Safety Telecommunicators. This position is typically tasked with […]

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Interoperability: Key Challenges & Opportunities Posed by Modern Communications Technology

Fill out the form below for your free copy of this exclusive Technical Digest: In today’s hyper-connected world, data exchange between consumer devices is nearly instantaneous and frequently taken for granted. First responders in fire, law enforcement and EMS agencies, however, know that exchanging information within one organization is not always easy, let alone across […]

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NPSTW: Texas 9-1-1 Dispatcher Named National Winner of Smart Telecommunicator Awards

On February 5th, Gabby Romero, a 9-1-1 dispatcher in League City, Texas was working her regular shift, when she received a troubling call from a male subject who had threatened to injure himself, stated that he wanted to die and then abruptly disconnected the call. Over the next several minutes, Romero demonstrated a calm demeanor, a focused response and the absolute determination to help another faceless citizen. For this reason, she has been selected the national winner of the 2015 Smart Telecomunicator Awards.

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APCO International Announces Recipients of 2015 Leadership in Policy Awards

The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International announces the recipients of its prestigious 2015 Public Safety Communications Leadership in Policy Awards, who will be honored during APCO’s Annual Public Safety Communications Leadership Dinner in Washington, DC on May 5, 2015.

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National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (NPSTW) is April 12-18

Today marks the beginning of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (NPSTW), a week where communities across the U.S. will recognize those who help save lives in times of personal or national crisis.

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Zetron Highlights Control-room and Security Solutions

Zetron will join JVCKenwood in their booth 10073 at ISC West, which takes place April 15-17, 2015, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, NV. Zetron’s display will highlight its complete control-room solutions and new video surveillance and security offering.

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NIST Interagency Report: Considerations for Identity Management in Public Safety Mobile Networks

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in cooperation with the Public Safety Communications Research Program (PSCR), published a report on Considerations for Identity Management in Public Safety Mobile Networks.

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