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APCO International Announces 2021 Award Winners

May 6, 2021

APCO International is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Public Safety Communications Awards and Technology Leadership Awards.

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APCO Announces Final Approval of Two National Standards

May 6, 2021

APCO International received final approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on April 8, 2021, for two American National Standards (ANS).

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Industry

Managing Trauma

May 6, 2021

What is a traumatic event? For telecommunicators, traumatic events can be anything. While not every call we take is traumatic, the cumulative toll of the job itself is. The effects of cumulative acute stress can be detrimental to our mental and physiological health.

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DATAMARK Selected to Support NG9-1-1 Preparedness and Completeness Needs in Wood County, Wisconsin

April 29, 2021

WOOD COUNTY, Wisc. (April 29, 2021) – DATAMARK, the public safety GIS team of Michael Baker International, has been selected…

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Plano Public Safety Communications Training Academy Receives APCO Agency Training Program Certification

April 23, 2021

Plano Public Safety Communications Training Academy, TX, has received Agency Training Program Certification, a Project 33® Initiative, from the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International.

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Idaho State Police Receives APCO Agency Training Program Certification

April 23, 2021

Idaho State Police, ID, has received Agency Training Program Certification, a Project 33® Initiative, from the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International.

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Public Safety Telecommunicators Help Find and Rescue Abducted Child

April 16, 2021

On January 15, 2020, at about 1:30 p.m. an 11-year-old girl was walking home from school. A man got out of a car and grabbed her. Witnesses called Springfield (MA) Emergency Communications (SEC).

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Silent Key: Ray Wemple

April 15, 2021

Retired Schenectady Police Sergeant Ray Wemple was an APCO member since 1969 and enjoyed a long and varied career in public safety communications.

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Industry

Public Safety Telecommunicators Help Locate Child Taken in Home Invasion

April 15, 2021

The five telecommunicators on duty banded together, dispatched field responders, broadcast lookouts, performed notifications, made NCIC entries, pinged cellphones, coordinated with investigators and communicated with area jurisdictions.

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Public Safety Telecommunicators Help Rescue Child Stolen by Non-Custodial Parent

April 14, 2021

On February 21, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. the Glendive (MT) 911 Communications Center sent a multi-state message from the Glendive Police requesting law enforcement agencies attempt to locate a child abducted by a non-custodial parent in a stolen vehicle possibly en route to California.

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