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.
If your company supports, supplies, operates, or relies on 6 GHz Fixed Service (FS) wireless connections, there’s a proceeding before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) you need to be paying attention to. The FCC’s proposal would permit unlicensed RLANs (think Wi-Fi and other similar devices) to operate in the 6 GHz bands used for FS links. While the proposal contemplates an automatic frequency control (AFC) system that would prevent unlicensed RLANs from operating near FS links on the same frequency as the FS link, the FCC has asked whether there are an circumstances under which RLANs need not be under AFC control. Predictably, RLAN proponents have proposed exceptions that could effectively swallow the rule. What sort of risk is posed to the FS by non-AFC controlled RLANs, and what can the FS industry and its users do to demonstrate critical importance of protecting FS licensees?
To answer these questions, the Fixed Wireless Communications Coalition will present a webinar outlining the potential problems with permitting unlicensed users into the 6 GHz band, the flaws in RLAN proponents’ arguments in support of permitting unlicensed, non-AFC controlled devices in the band, and the issues that remain to be resolved regarding the AFC’s design before unlicensed devices can safely coexist with licensed FS operations in the 6 GHz band. Tune in on Thursday, January 16 from 10:30 – 11:30 AM PT.
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