Posted on | September 16, 2016 | No Comments
Posted on | September 15, 2016 | No Comments
Keith Faddis, the MARC Public Safety Communications Program Director, will be retiring from the Mid-America Regional Council on October 7. Keith has made long-lasting contributions to our region’s 9-1-1 and interoperable communications systems. We have posted an announcement for Keith’s position on our website and would welcome your assistance as we seek strong candidates to lead the public safety program.
Posted on | August 19, 2016 | No Comments
Updates to the certified course list and to current instructors on the training page
Posted on | August 3, 2016 | No Comments
Lots of training opportunities around the state coming up. Check it out at:
Posted on | May 23, 2016 | No Comments
New certified materials added to the library. Want to become a member – contact a Partnership member of firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on | May 18, 2016 | No Comments
Check out the good works APCO International is doing for its members!
Posted on | April 20, 2016 | No Comments
Take a look at what’s happening in APCO – specific to our members!
Posted on | April 10, 2016 | No Comments
You may not know, but today marks the beginning of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 10-16, 2016, honoring the call takers, dispatchers, supervisors, trainers, managers, and other essential communications staff manning 911 Centers, Fire Service Centers, County Sheriffs Offices, Emergency Medical Service stations, City Police Departments, and other dispatch facilities throughout our state and nation.
Please take a moment this week to think about the communications professionals working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide the vital link between people in need and the fire, law, and EMS personnel who respond to help them. If you have an opportunity, thank them in some way for their diligence and devotion to duty. They miss dinners with family, work birthdays, and holidays because the work they do is so essential to public safety.
Whether communications professionals work in a huge metropolitan 911 center or in a rural county dispatch center, they make the difference every day in the lives of the citizens and the safety of other public safety professionals in the field. When moments matter – the telecommunicator makes the most of every moment. As President of the Missouri Chapter of APCO, I thank all of my fellow public safety communications professionals for the amazing work you do today and everyday. Take a moment this week to give thanks to the telecommunicator beside you and accept an accolade or two for yourself. You deserve it!
Happy National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week 2016!!
Posted on | February 25, 2016 | No Comments
Join us for the combined meeting of Missouri APCO, Missouri NENA, and Missouri 911 Directors to be held during the March MPSCC in Columbia, MO.
Need not be registered at the conference to attend the combined meeting.
Posted on | February 23, 2016 | No Comments
APCO’s Emerging Technology Forum is coming to Kansas City, MO, March 15-16. This unique event is focused on emerging public safety communications technology and is hosted by the largest public safety communications association in the world.
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APCO is pleased to announce that Kevin McGinnis, Board Member of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), will provide the keynote address on Tuesday, March 15. Come hear how FirstNet is working diligently with public safety and industry and encouraging innovation every step of the way as they work towards next steps – RFP award, state plans and network deployment.
Regional Public Safety Communications
Representatives from the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) will address 9-1-1 standardization, regional dispatching, CAD standardization, radio interoperability and governance.
NG9-1-1 … the Kansas Story
Representatives of the Kansas 9-1-1 Coordinating Council will describe lessons learned during planning, design and implementation of NG9-1-1 in Kansas.
Fusion Centers, Cyber Threat Intelligence & Public Safety
Troy Campbell, Co-Chair, NFCA Cyber Threat Intelligence Subcommittee, Cyber Threat Intelligence Program Director, KC Regional Terrorism Early Warning Fusion Center, will discuss what a fusion center is and is not, where fusion centers fit in the public safety landscape, and how fusion centers play a role in cybersecurity.