State 9-1-1

Dispatcher PTSI Bill Survey

CALNENA Dispatch PTSI Survey CalNENA, with the Smith Policy Group, has created a survey in conjunction with California Senate Bill 623, sponsored by Senator Laird. All responses will be kept strictly confidential and will be provided to their legislative team who are working on extending PTSI benefits for 9-1-1 professionals. Please visit the survey using […]

AB1945 Has Been Signed into Law

Congratulations to all of those that fought to get AB1945 passed by our State Legislature. Assemblymember Rudy Salas is due the credit for helping push this bill through. In a statement posted on his website, he said:

SETNA Funding Bills

California Senate Bill 870 and Assembly Bill 1836 aim to continue funding sources for the SETNA program and provide a sustainable funding source to provide ongoing support of the legacy 9-1-1 system, build out of Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) and the ongoing deployment of Text to 9-1-1 in California. We need your assistance in reaching out to […]

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:

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 […]

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: Emergency Alerts and Warning Systems Lake County Sheriff Brian Martin gave a brief presentation on Lake County’s experiences during recent wildfires […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]