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PSBTA Announces VISION 2022 FirstNet Users Summit

The Public Safety Broadband Technology Association (PSBTA) is your FirstNet Connection. Join us on January 18-21, 2022, as the PSBTA presents Vision 2022: FirstNet Users Summit. Learn, grow, and be inspired as public safety moves ahead in 2022 stronger than ever before.

Chairman’s Corner: Columbia County 911 (NY)

Over time, the Columbia County Emergency 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Department, as it’s officially known, has increasingly become the nerve center for emergency response in Columbia County. As director of 9-1-1 Rob Lopez says, “The 9-1-1 center is basically...

New dispatch system debuts Nov. 16 (KY)

Oct. 12—Law enforcement officers and 911 dispatchers have begun to receive training on the dispatch center's Computer Aided Dispatch system, which is scheduled to go online on Nov. 16. Paul Nave, the city and county's 911 center director, said dispatchers have been...

Interpreter services helped in Amber Alert 911 call (TN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — It was an Amber Alert this week that got everyone's attention, with a woman wanted for questioning for allegedly taking a car with a baby inside. The car was found just a few hours after the alert was issued, with the 1-year-old safe inside....

Northern B.C. need more 9-1-1 dispatchers (Canada)

PRINCE GEORGE – We don’t hear about them often, but they are the first of the first responders who come to your aid when you’re in trouble. Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a 9-1-1 dispatcher? Did you know that Prince George is the main dispatch hub for...

911 dispatchers’ work impacts mental health (ME)

BANGOR — When you call for help, 911 dispatchers are often the first ones to be notified about a problem. Dispatchers said the job can take a toll on your mental health. “911 what’s the address of your emergency?” The Penobscot Regional Communications Center is a...

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