State 9-1-1


CA State 9-1-1 Advisory Board Notes 2018-06

The quarterly 9-1-1 Advisory Board Meeting was held on Thursday, June 7, 2018.  Below is an overview of that meeting.  A video of the complete meeting is 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

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Governor Brown Appoints Brenda Bruner to the State 9-1-1 Advisory Board

Along with several other appointments, Governor Jerry Brown has appointed Brenda Bruner tot he State 9-1-1 advisory committee. Brenda is the 2018 Immediate Past President for the Northern California Chapter of APCO, and has served as President, President Elect, Vice-President and as a Board Member. She is also very active in NENA. You can read […]

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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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