State 9-1-1


9-1-1 Advisory Board Notes – March 7, 2018

The quarterly 9-1-1 Advisory Board Meeting was held on Wednesday, March 7th. Below is a synopsis of that meeting. A video of the complete meeting will be available on the 9-1-1 Branch website: http://www.caloes.ca.gov/cal-oes-divisions/public-safety-communications/ca-9-1-1-emergency-communications-branch. Emergency Alerts and Warning Systems Lake County Sheriff Brian Martin gave a brief presentation on Lake County’s experiences during recent wildfires […]

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Message from Budge Currier, CA 9-1-1 Branch Manager

Good Morning! Please read below the message from Budge Currier of the 9-1-1 Branch. It is an update on the State Emergency Telephone Number Account (SETNA) 9-1-1 funding issues and of concern to all PSAPs in CAalifornia: “The 9-1-1 Branch continues to remain focused on implementing a long term solution that will ensure the State […]

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California Governor’s 9-1-1 Advisory Board Meeting Notes

The Advisory Board met on September 28th at the CA OES Headquarters in Mather, CA. Here are the highlights: Legislative Update – the Legislature has recessed until January. Bills of interest to public safety communications include AB 375, which is now a two-year bill and may be brought back up in committee in 2018, and […]

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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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