Crawford County Communications Center gets $17,862.58 to improve 9-1-1 technology (WI)

MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) — The Crawford County Communications Center received a total of $17,862.58 in a grant program to improve 9-1-1 technology across Wisconsin.
The total includes a $10,717.43 in federal money, according to the Wisconsin Office of Emergency Communications. It is one of 18 projects statewide that received a total of $487,876.65 in the second round of federal funding for 9-1-1 networks, the OEC said in a news release.
The money is to be used to upgrade and/or replace end-of -life equipment in what the government refers to as local “public safety answering points,” commonly known as 9-1-1… READ MORE

Securing Emergency Communications Centers – As US National Mission

Emergency communications centers must operate 24/7 without interruption, so securing their cyber systems is a critical task. The US is currently testing a cybersecurity technology for the detection of attacks against emergency communications centers.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is expanding pilot testing of a technology to improve the cybersecurity defenses of emergency communications infrastructure… READ MORE

Gov. Justice issues proclamation for WV Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice signed a proclamation designating April 11-17, 2021 as West Virginia Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. This week will honor the hundreds of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance to citizens of the Mountain State.

Telecommunications professionals contribute to the safety of citizens as the first point of contact with emergency services. They also help protect first responders whose lives depend on the accuracy of the information they relay… READ MORE

Truro Police administrative assistant retires after 40 years on the job (MA)

TRURO – The members of the Truro Police Department would like to congratulate Administrative Assistant, Jackie Mastrianna, on her retirement today after 40 years of dedicated service to the Truro Police Department, the Town of Truro, and its citizens.

A/A Mastrianna began her career with the Truro Police Department in 1981 as a Telecommunicator and was promoted to Administrative Assistant in June of 2002. Jackie led by example and has been a consummate professional, always putting the needs of the citizens of Truro and her coworkers before herself. Not only has Jackie been a dedicated Administrative Assistant and Telecommunicator; she has been the agency’s “go to” when questions arise and we thank her for her unwavering service and friendship to the department and the community… READ MORE

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week recognized (VA)

The Suffolk Police Department and Suffolk Fire & Rescue are celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week April 11-17.

In 1991, a Congressional resolution designated the second full week in April each year as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Since that time, public safety agencies nationwide have recognized telecommunicators, dispatchers, communication operators, and radio control personnel for the critical role they play in public safety. It is a week where everyone can celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public… READ MORE