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FCC Regulatory Update

August 11, 2022

Representatives from the Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau provided updates on agency regulations impacting 9-1-1, including public safety spectrum, location-based routing, 9-1-1 location accuracy, text-to-911, and fee diversion.

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Understanding Leadership While Managing Turmoil in the 911 Center

August 11, 2022

Clay Patterson highlighted the leadership skills he observed during chaotic events of an officer-involved shooting in his county.

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Update from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration: NG9-1-1, Focusing on What Counts

August 11, 2022

Representatives from NTIA’s Office of Public Safety Communications provided updates on efforts related to NG9-1-1 and lessons learned from the most recent 9-1-1 grant program.

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Second General Business Session at APCO 2022

August 10, 2022

The General Business Meeting of APCO 2022 on Tuesday featured association accomplishments, federal progress on behalf of public safety communications, a film about telecommunicators and other first responders, and announcement of a new Executive Committee member.

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APCO 2022: Distinguished Achievers Breakfast

August 9, 2022

APCO 2022’s Distinguished Achievers Breakfast recognized APCO members and contributors on Tuesday and the Anaheim Convention Center audience heard from the first female NFL official about charting a path to success despite roadblocks.

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Fracking Fire: Lessons Learned

August 9, 2022

When South Metro Fire Rescue began receiving multiple calls of a fire in a rural area on June 5, 2021, their first instinct was to treat it as a brush fire. Then, one caller gave the telecommunicators new information. The fire, he said, was at a fracking site.

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Unicorns of 9-1-1: How We Achieved and Have Maintained Staffing in Today’s World

August 9, 2022

As the chairs filled up, the audience members waited eagerly to hear the biggest secret in the industry right now, How did this agency get fully staffed and keep it that way?

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Product & Service Announcements

CentralSquare, NextNav Partner to Bring Z-axis Vertical Location to Public Safety Agencies Nationwide

August 9, 2022

CentralSquare Technologies, an industry leader in public sector technology, announced a partnership with NextNav, a leader in next generation GPS, to integrate z-axis vertical location capabilities into its Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) products and mobile suite of public safety software solutions.

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APCO

Having Difficult Conversations

August 9, 2022

Leaders are often challenged to have these conversations with a diverse workforce of individuals who respond differently to tough criticisms.

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Government

The Ground Truth: Perspectives of 9-1-1 Center Leaders Facing the Challenges of Evolving Technology

August 9, 2022

The panel examined how deployment of Next Generation 9-1-1, meaning the ability to receive, analyze, and process photos, videos, and other data, can enhance emergency response and the importance of seamless interoperability for ECCs.

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