Keynote Speaker: Chris Baker, Battalion Chief, Roseville Fire (Ret.) will be speaking on his perspective as a first responder at the Camp Fire. The Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive in the modern history of California having taken at least 86 lives and destroying over 18,000 structures. Chris responded with a California Office of Emergency Services Type I engine strike team to downtown Paradise on the morning of November 8, 2018, after the fire entered the city. Chris will describe what was seen, done, sacrificed, and learned during the days Paradise burned, including how first responder communications systems were used and how they performed.
Please join us for a FirstNet Town Hall panel discussion moderated by past APCO International President, Dick Mirgon. This will be a great opportunity to hear the latest regarding the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband network directly from those involved with its development and deployment. The panel will include experts in the field from the Federal FirstNet Authority, the AT&T FirstNet Team as well as public safety agencies that have been early adopters of the service. The topics will include Coverage, Local Control, FirstNet Application Store, Deployables as well as many other topics. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear directly from the experts, and to get your questions heard and addressed.
- Dick Mirgon
- Chris Baker-FirstNet Authority
- Andy Smith-City of San Jose
- Brent Finster-Stockton Fire Dept
- Dan Woods-Enterprise Communications – FirstNet Integrator
- Sinan Akkaya-AT&T – RAN Director
- Steve Devine-AT&T – FirstNet Public Safety Strategy and Policy
- Scott Andrews-AT&T – FirstNet Advanced Solutions Team
Keynote: OnStar Emergency Services Update
OnStar’s Emergency Services are best known for their role as a vital link between motorists and 9-1-1 centers during emergencies such as Automatic Crash Response and vehicle location assistance technologies. But are you up to date on their latest technologies and innovations to help public safety?
We will be in the New University Union. It is requested that you park in Lot B, directly across the street from the building. Please print out a parking pass and be sure to display it on your dash during your time at the meeting.
Mark your calendar September 12, 2019 to join your fellow public safety communications professionals at the N CA APCO Vendor Showcase. The day will be filled with opportunities to network with your peers, visit vendors and learn about products, and lunch will be provided!
When: September 12, 2019, 8:30am – 3:00pm
Where: The Falls Event Center, 240 Conference Center Dr, Roseville, CA 95678
Cost: Free with pre-registration. $30 at the door.
Come see vendor presentations!
Don’t Miss the Annual Northern California APCO Awards Luncheon!
Please join us in honoring our own local Heroes of Northern California on Wednesday, October 9th at the beautiful Lighthouse at Glen Cove Marina in Vallejo, California.
An abbreviated Chapter Meeting is scheduled starting at 10 AM. The Awards Luncheon will begin at 11:30 AM and conclude by 1:00 PM.
San Francisco Fire Department (Ret.)
Assistant Chief Tom Siragusa is a 42-year veteran of the fire service and recently retired as an Assistant Chief with the San Francisco Fire Department. He served as a firefighter in 1976-77 with the California Department of Forestry in Middletown, California. He was a Firefighter/Paramedic with the San Rafael (CA) Fire Department from 1980-82. He has spent most of his career with the SFFD in the South of Market and Mission Districts of San Francisco. Tom was the Director of Training for the SFFD from 2004-2009. He served as the Deputy Chief of Operations from July 2011 – February 2012. He is a California state certified fire instructor and a chief officer level instructor for high-rise operations, multi-alarm incidents and ICS for hazardous materials incidents.