Upcoming Elections

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The following positions will be up for election in March of 2016 at the Georgia Emergency Communications Conference:

President
1st Vice President
Treasurer
Northeast and Northwest Regional Directors

Anyone interested should submit a letter of intent for the specific office and a letter of support from the agency head or county administrator to dmumford@paulding.gov no later than February 29, 2016.

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Vacancy for Southwest Georgia Regional Director

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The Georgia NENA Board has a vacancy Regional Director for Southwest Georgia. If you live in the Southwest region and you would like to serve on the NENA board, please submit a letter of intent along with a couple of references and a letter of support from your Director (or if you are a Director, a letter from the person to whom you report) to David Mumford (dmumford@paulding.gov).  We are looking for individuals who want to get involved in the ...

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FCC Signals Support, Issues Public Notice on APCO, NENA, Carriers Location Accuracy Plan

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Since last Friday’s bulletin notifying you of APCO’s success in joining with NENA to reach a landmark consensus plan with the nation’s four largest carriers to improve wireless 9-1-1 location accuracy for both indoor and outdoor calls, we have made significant progress.

APCO, NENA and the four industry partners formally submitted our roadmap for achieving improvements in location accuracy to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on November 18, 2014.

What has been the initial reaction at the FCC?

Thus far, we have received ...

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APCO and NENA reach concensus plan with major wireless carriers

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Dispatchable location provides address or other critical location information for first responders

On November 14, NENA, APCO, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless announced a consensus plan to meet the FCC’s challenge to improve 9-1-1 indoor location accuracy. The industry has long relied on the public safety expertise at NENA and APCO to find solutions to location accuracy challenges. This agreement builds on that long-term partnership and recognizes that improved indoor location accuracy can be achieved through readily-available indoor location ...

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GPSTC Announces New Communications Officer Online Training Course

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The Georgia Public Safety Training Center has launched a new online training course to help agencies meet a critical training need of public safety communications officers. “Handling TTY Calls” is a 2-hour online independent study course that can be used to help meet the ADA requirements for ongoing training and direct and equal emergency telephone services to people with speech and hearing disabilities.

I would like thank my colleagues Melissa White and Amy Knight for researching, developing, and posting the course ...

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Important Changes for GPSTC Class Registration

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We have upgraded our online services to allow agency administrators to manage student registration/records via their Student Access account (www.gpstc.org). Please notify both administrators and students that new options are available and please encourage them to explore these options on our updated website.

One of the new features offered is the ability to capture and retain both a personal and work email address for each student. Students will have the ability to log into their Student Access account using either their ...

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