If the nation’s public-safety answering points (PSAPs) can overcome technical and financial hurdles to migrate to IP-based next-generation 911 (N911), how will it impact operations in a 911 center? That’s the question that the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) plans to answer with its Project 43 initiative that is slated to begin in April and deliver a report in August 2017.
Steve Nichols, director of the Project 25 Technology Interest Group (PTIG), talks about a wide range of topics, including the selection of new board members at its annual meeting, resources that are available on the PTIG website, and the recent friendship agreement signed with the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) that formalizes a longstanding relationship between the two organizations.
Many public-safety answering points (PSAPs) have yet to adopt a formal quality-assurance (QA) program, according to the results of a survey administered during a recent Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) webinar.However, the quality-assurance processes will rise as next-generation 911 is deployed, according to one speaker.
The National Association of Tower Erectors, or NATE, recently announced that it is revising its tower climber fall-protection training standards to bring them more in line with the American National Standards Institute’s Z359 standards