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THE FLORIDA APCO/NENA TRAINING CONFERENCE APRIL 23-27, 2018
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Florida 911 Professionals in the News!
Orange County 911 Center Receives 9-1-1 Honor Award in Washington DC
It is with pride that Florida APCO wishes to congratulate the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Communications Division for receiving the prestigious award for “Outstanding 911 Call Center/Program”. In addition to this, special recognitions are also in order for being presented with a “Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition” which reads: “In recognition of your overall excellence in serving the public, including the handling of emergency situations reported to 9-1-1 and the deployment and management of new technology”. To add even more significance to both of these awards, they occurred during the 50th Anniversary of 9-1-1 Celebration.
Largo Police Department Telecommunicator Receives the National 911 Public Safety Professional Award in Washington DC
We learned that APCO Life Member Tom Sorley passed away on Saturday, February 3. Most recently, Tom served as Deputy CIO & Deputy Director IT Public Safety for the City of Houston, Texas and previously as Public Safety Communications Manager for Orange County, Florida. He also chaired the Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) of FirstNet, was a member of SAFECOM and NPSTC, and served both the Florida and Texas chapters of APCO with distinction.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday, February 11, 6-8 pm, at the Nathanial Center for Cultural and Biblical Education, 804 Russell Palmer Rd, Kingwood, TX 77339. The center is available to receive flowers up through Sunday. The family suggests donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, and condolences may be sent to Robin at their home at 7123 Bearden Falls Ln, Humble, TX 77396.
FLORIDA Members: If you have any photos of Tom from previous conferences, please send them to Nancy Dzoba at email@example.com
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The best way to get more involved with our Chapter of APCO International and help shape the Public Safety Telecommunications Profession is to become a member of a committee. Currently there are several options for you to use your talents and skills to make a difference. You can expect to devote approximately one hour a month working towards the goals of the committee you are selected for. Meetings are conducted via conference call and no prior experience is required.
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The APCO Institute's Illuminations program is growing! Illuminations provides the opportunity to obtain at-your-desk continuing education by “illuminating” a new training topic each month through an annual subscription-based service for a total of 12 topics. The program was designed to meet the immediate needs of agencies that now have state-mandated continuing education. Read all the details here.
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