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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Kansas APCO Spring Schedule

The final schedule for the Kansas APCO Spring Conference has been posted - check out the conference page at ksapco.org for more information.  The conference is in Manhattan, April 27th - 29th, and it is not too late to register to attend!  You won't want to miss this!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Spring Conference - Overflow Hotel

We have filled up our conference hotel, the Holiday Inn in Manhattan, and have reserved a block of rooms at an overflow hotel for those that were unable to book at the Holiday Inn.  There will be a shuttle to take you back and forth so you won't miss out on any events!

The overflow hotel is the Parkwood Inn & Suites, 505 S. 17th Street, Manhattan.  They will honor the same $89.95 room rate we had secured at the Holiday Inn.  Reservations can be made via their website, www.parkwoodinnmanhattan.com *, or by calling the hotel directly at 785-320-5440 or 877-816-5440.  Please refer to the group name Spring 2015 KS APCO Conference.

*Note:  There have been some issues with people reserving via the website but I just confirmed yesterday (4/14) that there are still rooms available in our block and if you can't book them on the website you should call the hotel directly.  They are working to resolve the issues.  Technology - isn't it grand?!


Monday, April 13, 2015

K-State Football Coach Bill Snyder to Kick Off Kansas APCO Conference

You are not going to want to miss the APCO conference in Manhattan on April 28-29! Beyond the general awesomeness of the conference, we have just confirmed that K-State football coach Bill Snyder will be giving the welcoming address to conference attendees! Snyder, an inductee to the College Football Hall of Fame, is a phenomenal speaker and will set the conference off in the right tone! There is still time to register - you won't want to miss out!

Free Active Shooter Training for Dispatchers - May 19th through May 21st

Dickinson County is hosting *FREE* training May 19th - May 21st on active shooters. The class, Active Shooter Incidents for Public Safety Communications Training, is being conducted by the Public Safety Group and can be signed up for through KS-Train, https://ks.train.org.

The subject focus of this (one-day) training is Active Shooter Incidents for Public Safety Communications. It is designed and delivery is to provide Public Safety Communications personnel with proven tools that address the many intricate issues and challenges Public Safety Communications personnel face in their response to active shooter incidents while performing their role.
Topics
 Phases of an Active Shooter Incident
 Active Shooter Incidents vs. School Shootings
 Law Enforcement, Fire Service and EMS Roles in Active Shooter Incidents
 Response and Secondary Dangers
 The Role of the Telecommunicator in an Active Shooter Incident
 Interaction with the Media
 Dealing with the Aftermath of an Active Shooter Incident
These trainings are hosted by the North Central Homeland Security Region.
This course will be conducted by The Public Safety Group.
For specific questions about this training, please contact Russ Wilkins at (785) 263-4041 or rwilkins@dkcoks.org.

Lodging arrangements will not be offered for this training. A working lunch might be provided the NCKS HLS Region, but this has not been confirmed yet.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Voice Products Social

Voice Products is gracious enough to, again, sponsor our Monday night social - and you all know that Voice Products throws a good party!  The theme this year is Team 911 so come dressed in your favorite sports team apparel!  The party will be at Rusty's Outback and is sure to be a good time!



Friday, March 13, 2015

For those who were unable to attend the informational meeting on the statewide Next Generation 911 system implementation project at Crisis City this week, or for those that just want to hear it again, here are the upcoming dates/times/locations for regional meetings:
3/17/2015 Kingman Community Building, 1st and Main, Kingman
3/19/2015 Finnup Center, 312 Finnup Dr., Garden City
3/24/2015 Colby Fire Dept., 1125 S. Country Club Dr., Colby
3/26/2015 NC KS Technical College, Student Meeting Room, 3033 US 24 Hwy, Beloit
4/2/2015 Barta Training Complex, 7437 SE Callifornia, Berryton (Topeka area)
4/7/2015 Riverside Park Community Building, Iola
All meetings are from 1000-1500

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Kansas Chapter of APCO and the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council are partnering to present an informational meeting on the statewide Next Generation 911 system implementation project.  The meeting will be held on March 11, 2015 from 1000 – 1500 hours at Crisis City, near Salina.  This meeting will present information on the statewide NG911 system design, project roll out information (what to expect and what will be required of participating PSAPs), and information on costs both to the PSAPs and to the state grant fund. 


Seating is limited, so be sure and register as soon as possible at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/statewide-ng911-psap-launch-tickets-15867162109