Training en 911 telecommunicator training takes center stage in many states <div class="node-body blog-body">The effort to enhance 911 telecommunicator training to ensure a more consistent standard of care is gaining momentum.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> APCO/ANSI PSAP Telecommunicators View from the Top Thu, 11 May 2017 20:11:00 +0000 50451 at Education is key for wireless technology to advance, speaker says <div class="node-body article-body">Local governments can benefit greatly from proper information about wireless technology, both to seize technological opportunities and to dispel problematic myths.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> State & Local Government Test and Measurement Training IWCE Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:42:00 +0000 49861 at Drones promise to improve safety, efficiency associated with tower activities, NATE executive director says <div class="node-body article-body">Unmanned aerial systems (UAS)—commonly known as drones—are among the most exciting innovations in the wireless communications industry. In fact, that drones promise to improve efficiencies in the industry, as well as protect workers and ultimately save lives, according to Todd Schlekeway, executive director of the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE).</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Network Operations & Maintenance NATE Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:27:00 +0000 49801 at IWCE 2017 conference will provide comprehensive critical-communications educational offerings <div class="node-body blog-body">Believe it or not, IWCE 2017 in March is not that far away. Check out the robust educational and conference opportunities that will be available to show attendees.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Cybersecurity NG-911 P25 Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Training IWCE All Things IWCE Thu, 17 Nov 2016 17:16:00 +0000 48521 at The evidence is clear: Body-worn cameras should be on the radar screen of every law-enforcement agency <div class="node-body blog-body">It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words; if so, then video is worth tens of thousands words. Despite this, deploying body-worn cameras on officer is not a simple decision.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Policy Public Safety Training Video Surveillance Video View from the Top Tue, 15 Nov 2016 22:05:00 +0000 48511 at DHS: Milt Nenneman highlights features of new EDGE virtual training platform <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Milt Nenneman, project manager for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology directorate, describes the new Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE) virtual training platform, which will be available to public-safety agencies beginning next week. The online training system will be free to first-responder agencies and will be demonstrated in booth #2614 at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) show, wihich will be Oct. 15-18 in San Diego.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/dhs/dhs-milt-nenneman-highlights-features-new-edge-virtual-training-platform" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="" /><a href=" Nenneman--DHS on EDGE.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=9128092">Milt Nenneman--DHS on EDGE.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Incident Command/Situational Awareness Software Applications Training DHS Fri, 14 Oct 2016 18:35:00 +0000 48231 at Motorola Solutions: Diane Tonielli demonstrates portal features that display health of comm networks <div class="node-body video-body">Diane Tonielli, product manager for Motorola Solutions, demonstrates how the company’s managed-services offering inform network operators about the health of their communications systems.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Network Management Software Network Operations & Maintenance Policy System Operation Test and Measurement Motorola Solutions Wed, 14 Sep 2016 01:30:00 +0000 47791 at Motorola Solutions: Randy Long describes benefits of SchoolSAFE solution <div class="node-body video-body">Randy Long of SchoolSAFE Communications describes how the dealer-developed solution supports daily communications on educational campuses, as well as interoperability with public-safety personnel during times of emergency.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alerting Systems Dispatch Incident Command/Situational Awareness Critical Infrastructure Interoperability State & Local Government Training Motorola Solutions Thu, 08 Sep 2016 19:01:00 +0000 47771 at Fairfax County, Va., upgrading PSAPs to NG911-compliant system from Airbus DS Communications <div class="node-body article-body">Public-safety answering points (PSAPs) in Fairfax County, Va., are scheduled to migrate by the end of the year to an Airbus DS Communications VESTA call-handling solution that complies with next-generation-911 (NG911) standards and is designed to promote efficiencies across all five PSAP locations.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dispatch NG-911 PSAP PSAP Telecommunicators System Installation Cassidian Thu, 16 Jun 2016 19:26:00 +0000 46461 at New telecommunicator-training guidelines mean a much brighter day has dawned for 911 <div class="node-body blog-body">After three years of consensus-building work, recommended minimum training guidelines for 911 telecommunicators have been established, which could provide a foundation for a future in which a baseline level of emergency-calling service can be achieved nationwide.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dispatch NG-911 Policy PSAP PSAP Telecommunicators NENA View from the Top Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:48:00 +0000 46411 at