State 9-1-1


Upcoming NorCal APCO Operations Breakout Sessions

The July Operations Breakout Session has been set! Jordan Elliston from ECaTS and Alicia Fuller from the 9-1-1 Branch will be talking about the latest changes and up-coming features of ECaTS Business Intelligence and Analytics platform. Our August meeting will feature Paul Troxel talking about Placer County’s Hosted 9-1-1 Solution giving the morning keynote presentation, […]

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Call to Action: Reclassification Petition

Signatures Needed – Sign and Pass Along As the federal government nears a final decision on whether to update its classification system describing occupations in the United States, APCO has launched a White House petition entitled “9-1-1 Professionals Should Be Recognized for Protecting and Saving Lives.” The goal of this petition, timed with National Public […]

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NFPA 1221 – Standard for the Installation, Maintenance, and Use of Emergency Services Communications Systems is open for Public Comment

The Second Draft of the 2019 edition of the Standard for the Installation, Maintenance, and Use of Emergency Services Communications Systems is open for public comment from now until May 10th, 2017. This standard covers the installation, performance, operation, and maintenance of public emergency services communications systems and facilities for all disciplines of public safety […]

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California 9-1-1 Advisory Board Update

Chuck Berdan’s Notes from the September 1, 2016 Meeting New Board Members: Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea representing California State Sheriff’s Association Santa Monica Dispatch Manager Chris Herren representing the California Fire Chiefs Association Fire Chief Michael Miller representing the California Fire Chiefs Association Placer County Dispatch Manager Paul Troxel representing CALNENA Legislative Update: AB 1769 […]

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The FCC Suggests 3 Tasks to Congress to Implement NG 9-1-1

FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler used a House subcommittee hearing on FCC oversight to tell lawmakers again about “the urgent need to improve our 9-1-1 system” through next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) technology and funding. He said Congress has the unique ability to accelerate the transition to NG 9-1-1 through a clear national call to action and […]

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California 9-1-1 Advisory Board Update

The Governor’s 9-1-1 Advisory Board met on May 12th. Here’s a synopsis of what went on:

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Mobile Communications Center Rally 2016 – Save the Date

The MCC Rally Command Team has announced the date for this year’s rally – Thursday, May 5th. This year’s Rally will take place at the SACRAMENTO METRO FIRE FLEET & COMMUNICATIONS FACILITY at 4427 Dudley Blvd, McClellan Park (11.4 miles northeast of Sacramento). For more information, contact Dave Larton, 2016 MCC Rally IC at 408-857-9880

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Legislative Update

There are two bills for 2016 that affect public safety communications. The first is AB 510 (Rodriguez D) Wireless 911 calls: emergency telephone user surcharge, and the second is AB 1564 – (Williams D)   Emergency services: wireless 911 calls: routing. Continue reading below to see the text of the bills:

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State 9-1-1 Advisory Board Meeting November 12, 2015

PUBLIC NOTICE /AGENDA NOVEMBER 12, 2015 1:00 P.M – PST 3650 Schriever Blvd, Mather, CA 95655 (Multi-Purpose Room) Date of Notice: November 1, 2015 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the State 9-1-1 Advisory Board will meet in Mather, California, as set forth below. The Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act applies to meetings of the State 9-1-1 […]

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2015 Dispatchers Stress Survey

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and San José State University have partnered to conduct an electronic survey on the Effects of Stress on 9-1-1 Call-takers and Dispatchers. The survey focuses on the 400+ primary Public Safety Answering Points in the State of California. This survey will run for 30 days and begins August 15, […]

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