Friday, June 25th Chapter Meeting is Cancelled!
The Summer Forum is HERE! Check out the Events Calendar to see what is coming. Classes and events run May 19 through July 30th.
To register email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Types and Costs:
Al-a-carte: $50.00 per webinar. 1 person. No access to the recording. Agency: $275.00 or 275 training credits. Priority Access for up to 10 agency attendees per webinar. Additional attendees may be accommodated if space is available. Unlimited access to session recordings*.
Planning for the fall conference is underway. Email email@example.com to join the conference committee!
If you have a suggestion for a training class or need more information about either forum email firstname.lastname@example.org Call For Papers information here.
Reclassification and Certification of 911 Professionals Update
Help our Chapter, get involved! Chapter Volunteer Form
Call for Papers for 2021 Training Forums and Public Safety Communications Conference
The Washington State Chapter of APCO & NENA is accepting proposals for training presentations for our 2021 Training Forums and Annual Conference. Learn more here.
911 Saves Act
Take Action to Support 911 Telecommunicators and Dispatchers Now! 9-1-1 telecommunicators play an integral role in public safety. They work alongside police, fire, and EMS to provide crucial information that protects the lives of citizens and responders alike. Unfortunately, the Bureau of Labor Statistics doesn’t view them like that. In the Bureau’s Standard Occupation Classification System (SOCS), Public Safety Telecommunicators are classified as “Office and Administrative Support Occupations.” Anyone who has ever worked under the headset knows that this is simply not true.
For this reason, Rep. Torres (CA-35), herself a former 9-1-1 dispatcher, has introduced the Supporting Accurate Views of Emergency Services Act (911 SAVES), which will order the Office of Management and Budget to revise its Standard Occupation Classification System to categorize Public Safety Telecommunicators as a Protective Service Occupation, alongside much of our public safety family. This change will not only more closely align OMB’s classification with the true nature of our role in public safety, but will also recognize the hard work that TC’s and dispatchers put in every day to make our entire country a safer place to live and work. Click one of these links to support 911 telecommunicators and dispatchers:
NENA – The 911 Association