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T-Mobile is Harnessing 5G to Detect and Prevent Natural Disasters in 2023

December 1, 2022

As we emerge from 2022’s fire and hurricane season and focus on recovering from devastating events such as Hurricane Ian,…

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Silent Key: Sammye Foster Cotton

November 21, 2022

Sammye Foster Cotton of Wills Point, Texas, passed way Nov. 16 at the age of 43 after a battle with…

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APCO Announces Final Approval and Publication of Revised and Redesignated American National Standard on Wireless 9-1-1 Deployment and Management of Effective Practices Guide

November 17, 2022

APCO received final approval from the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) for publication of the APCO ANS 1.103.3-2022 Wireless 9-1-1 Deployment and Management of Effective Practices Guide on November 7, 2022.

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APCO Announces Final Approval of American National Standard on Detecting Early Warning Symptoms of Stress in Public Safety Telecommunicators

November 17, 2022

APCO received final approval from the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) for publication of a new standard titled APCO ANS 3.111.1-2022 Detecting Early Warning Symptoms of Stress in Public Safety Telecommunicators on November 7, 2022.

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GeoComm Vertical Location Services Delivers Actionable Z-Axis Data for Public Safety Partners

November 16, 2022

St. Cloud, MN:  GeoComm, provider of Public Safety Location Intelligence®, is announcing the general availability of GeoComm Vertical Location Services,…

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Silent Key: James Robert “Jimmy” Scanlon

November 9, 2022

Hopkins (Minnesota) Fire Department Assistant Chief and APCO member James “Jimmy” Scanlon died November 4 after going into cardiac arrest…

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Attendees Imagine the Future of 9-1-1 at APCO Nexus

November 3, 2022

APCO’s NG9-1-1 focused event Nexus was held live for the first time on November 2 and 3 in Arlington, VA.  The event spanned two days, covering five real-life scenarios and how the 9-1-1 response could have been impacted by NG9-1-1 technologies. Coupled with these interactive panels was the 360 Experience, where our sponsors demo-ed the technological solutions discussed in each scenario.

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APCO Files a Project Initiation and Seeks Working Group Members to Revise the American National Standard Minimum Training Standard for Public Safety Telecommunicator

November 3, 2022

APCO has filed a Project Initiation with ANSI and has issued a call for participation for working group members to participate in the revision of the APCO ANS Minimum Training Standards for Public Safety Telecommunicators.

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Swatting: A Deadly Trend

October 27, 2022

Swatting is a prank call made to an ECC intending to have an emergency response team dispatched to a particular location. The dangerous pranks are a risk to first responders and the public, but there are warning signs telecommunicators can look out for.

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