Welcome to the Washington Chapter of APCO-NENA!

We are devoted to the advancement of Public Safety Communications. Come join the fastest growing group of public safety professionals in the country. Our members can be found in every communications center in Washington State. Working in a high stress environment produces different needs and increasingly complex technologies are required for public safety. Come join our team today!
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About APCO Membership: APCO-NENA represents its members before communications regulatory agencies and policy-making bodies. As a member of APCO-NENA Washington, you are an important part of the strongest network of public safety communications professionals in the state. Your experience and knowledge combined with that of our other members helps all of us achieve our goal of excellence in public safety communications. If you would like to receive general information on the Chapter contact the Chapter Secretary to sign up for PS Connect. Click here to apply for APCO Membership or click here for NENA Membership.

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    It's Coming...
    WRC 2018
    (APCO Western Regional Conference 2018)

    Visit www.2018.apcowrc.org/ for more information

    SAVE THE DATE! FALL FORUM DATES SET: October 20-22, 2015. Click Here for More Information

    Fall Forum Public Ed Track October
    Fall Forum 911 Coordinators Tracks

    2016 APCO Western Regional Conference March 8-10, 2016

    Portland Oregon. How to register - Please visit the conference website at www.apcowrc2016.org

    Point of View of a Telecommunicator - Ever wonder what it is like to be a Telecommunicator? Talented WA APCO-NENA Member, Kenny Solberg of NORCOM 911 in Bellevue created this video to give the viewer an idea of what it is like to be in the hot seat answering 911 calls and dispatching emergency responders.


    APCO-NENA Members please review the recommendation

    from the WANT Committee on "Mandatory Certification for Telecommunicators in Washington State." We have known it all along but this is the first step in a statewide organized effort to recognize 9-1-1 dispatchers and call receivers as an employee of the professional public safety industry. The WANT Committee is requesting an endorsement from the Washington APCO-NENA Chapter and this is be on the agenda at the Chapter Meeting in Kennewick on June 23rd.2015.

    Cover Letter For Statewide Training Certification Recommendation
    WANT Certification Task Force Statewide Training Certification Oversight

    Letters referring budget
    Letter to the house referring budget
    Letter to the senators referring budget

    Your Washington APCO-NENA Chapter at work Protecting E911 Funding... Letters to the Governor of Washington State regarding continuing attempts to use E911 funding for non related activities.
    Download APCO Signatures here.
    Download NENA Signatures here.

    TERT: Washington State now has a TERT program, please click here to view our new page and downloads.

    Support APCO-NENA! The Chapter spends over $10K a year to make sure your voice is heard in Olympia. Click here to find out how you can help!


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