Show your support for HB 1055!!! Get PSTs into PSERS

Current Call to Action: Get familiar with the bill talking points below. Sign up to receive text updates by texting 911 to 855-568-0925. Date HB-1055 S-5328 1/9 – 1/16 Public Hearing Referred to Ways & Means Public Safety Employee Retirement System (PSERS) – This retirement system differs from PERS as its members are eligible to retire with 100% benefit at […]

Apple Emergency SOS via satellite available on iPhone 14

With the latest phone, the iPhone 14 (multiple models), and the latest IOS (16.2 or later), callers attempting to reach 911 from a location without any cellular signal will have an additional option. Apple has teamed up with the Globalstar Satellite network to use their network of low Earth orbit satellites to enable emergency messaging. In its current state, satellite […]

Training & Certification Board is in place

We are excited to announce the Training & Certification Board, created by SSB-5555, is in place and has met twice. If you would like to learn more, head over to their public web page. Duties of the certification board include: Adopting bylaws for the certification board; Adopting rules, with the advice and assistance of the 911 advisory committee, to implement […]

Show your support for PSTs to be in PSERS

The Select Committee on Pension Policy (SCPP) has scheduled a public hearing on November 15, 2022, at 10 am. At that meeting, we hope they will vote to move a draft bill to the 2023 Legislative session that will make PSTs members of the Public Safety Employee Retirement System (PSERS.) Show your support of this effort sign in PRO for […]

Conference Wrap-Up

Thank you for coming to our Washington State Public Safety Communications Conference last week.  The Chapter Leadership and Conference Committee hope you had a fun, educational and engaging time – we know we did!  On behalf of the conference committee, we hope you found your time well spent, met a few new colleagues, and are excited to come back next […]

June 2022 Chapter Newsletter

Hello WA APCO-NENA Members!  Attached is an updated Chapter Communication document.  We have a lot of great things happening with the chapter…. Have you … Voted for your favorite artwork for our Chapter T-Shirt? Submitted your idea for a presentation for our Fall Conference? Sent us your photos to be included in our 2023 Calendar? Considered running for a leadership […]