Washington APCO-NENA

Register for the Winter/Spring On-line Forum. Classes and events begin February 9 and end Late April.

Save the Date:  April 21 from 0900 to Noon.  Special presentation:  Racial Equity and 911 Communications – An Introduction presented by BDS Consultants and Valley Communications, Sponsored by Washington Cities Insurance Authority.  More details to follow. 

Registration Portal opens at noon on 1/22/21  www.eventleaf.com/WAN21S

Registration Types and Costs:

Al-a-carte:  $50.00 per webinar.  1 person, certificate issued.  No access to recording.

Individual:  $200.00 or 150 Training Credits.  Access to all live webinars for 1 person, certificate will be issued.  Limited access to session recordings*. Sessions listed on our Event Calendar or on the Spring Forum page.

Agency:  $400 or 300 training credits.  Up to 3 agency attendees per webinar, certificate issued.  Unlimited access to session recordings*.

*Coordinator and Director’s Meetings will not be recorded. 

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Reclassification and Certification of 911 Professionals Update

For more information on how you can assist, contact:
Keith Flewelling  keith.flewelling@tcomm911.org
Karl Hatton         pastpresident@waapconena.org
Lora Ueland        president@waapconena.org


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:
APCO International
NENA – The 911 Association