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FCC Strengthens Wireless Emergency Alerts as a Public Safety Tool

0 Comments September 30, 2016

The Federal Communications Commission today adopted rules to update and strengthen Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), a system that delivers critical warnings and information to Americans on their wireless phones. The updated rules are intended to promote the wider use and effectiveness of this lifesaving service, especially for state and local authorities to convey important information to their communities.

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Industry

Meet Your AFC Advisors: Rich Bumgarner – Maryland, DC & Delaware (Alternate)

0 Comments September 29, 2016

Rich Bumgarner is APCO’s Local Frequency Advisor for Maryland, the District of Columbia and alternate advisor for Delaware. He earned a BSEE (Electronics) degree from Washington State University, has worked for the federal government on overseas projects and for state and local governments planning, installing, upgrading and managing public safety radio systems, from low-band simplex to 700/800 MHz P-25 Phase II trunked systems, with a bit of microwave and fiber connectivity thrown in to keep things interesting.

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Industry

Meet Your AFC Advisors: Bill Vincent (Louisiana)

0 Comments September 22, 2016

AFC, APCO’s frequency coordination department, is pleased to introduce its network of dedicated local advisor volunteers. APCO’s advisors are responsible…

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APCO Advocates for Appropriate Recognition of Public Safety Telecommunicators

0 Comments September 20, 2016

Today, APCO International, the world’s largest association of public safety communications professionals, filed formal comments with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) advocating that Public Safety Telecommunicators – the professionals who answer 9-1-1 calls, dispatch emergency responders and perform many related tasks – be recognized for the critical work they do to protect and save the lives of the general public and first responders.

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Silent Key: Diane M. Benner

0 Comments September 15, 2016

Diane M. Benner, age 70, Bloomsburg formerly of Lehighton, died suddenly on Saturday, September 10, 2016, in Bloomsburg. Diane was a resident of her Mt. Pleasant Township home for over 22 years. She was a lifetime member and an instructor for APCO International.

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Temple University Police Department Office Receives APCO Agency Training Program Certification

0 Comments September 13, 2016

Temple University Police Department, PA, has met the minimum training standards for the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International Agency Training Program Certification and has been awarded certification as of September 13, 2016.

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APCO International Awarded Grant from Motorola Solutions Foundation

0 Comments September 13, 2016

The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International has received a grant award in the amount of $45,000 from Motorola Solutions Foundation. The grant is being administered through APCO’s Commercial Advisory Council (CAC) Scholarship Program, which makes scholarship funds available to public safety communications professionals who participate in APCO Institute training and certification courses.

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