Entries by Lori Alexander

2019 Grant Program Awards Press Release

The federal grant has been awarded to Kansas.  We will have more information on how 911 centers can apply for a grant soon.  The subcommittee has a meeting this coming week to work on finalizing the requirements and approved projects. Read more about the grant at the link below. 911-Grant-Program-Awards-Press-Release-Aug-2019    

AT&T and RapidDeploy Announcement

The Kansas 911 Coordinating Council has authorized the replacement of the current Vesta Locate call handling mapping application with RapidDeploy Radius Plus Mapping and Nimbus Cloud Aided Dispatch (CAD). The inclusion of these cloud-based products into the Statewide NG911 System will provide many new features and capabilities. AT&T and RapidDeploy collaborate to deliver full suite […]

Kansas NG911 GIS Data Steward and GIS Data Maintainer Certification Classes

Classes are being offered across the state in Garden City, Wichita & Topeka. To register, access the DASC>Initiatives>NG911 webpage (link below). Click on the Training tab: http://www.kansasgis.org/initiatives/NG911/index.cfm The class listing and registration links are also available on the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council’s website (https://www.kansas911.org/gis/) under GIS>GIS Training. Every PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point) must have […]

ESInet Migration at Ottawa and Saline County

Ottawa and Saline County are the first two PSAPs to be migrated to the ESInet in 2019. 2018 was a very busy year with the Kansas hosted system deployments. 91 Sites were turned up since the first deployment in 2015 on the hosted call handling platforms (included PSAP’s, Yoder Test Center and 2 backup PSAP’s) […]

911 Council Workshop

May 1st, 2018 members of the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council and their partners at the KBI Facility on the Washburn Campus.  Thanks everyone for a successful workshop discussing the roadmap for the next year!

Latest Version of SB 420 Update

• 911 Act: Hearing was held. We worked extensively with the Kansas Association of Counties and other parties to support getting this bill out of committee. However, the Committee Chair announced in committee there were too many questions surrounding the fees and the bill would not be worked. The upcoming Legislative Post Audit Report was […]

Answering the Call for Help

The call handling system the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council utilizes for the statewide call handling solution has been acquired by Motorola Solutions.  Motorola Solutions has featured videos on the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council in regard to Text-to-911 and Answering the Call for Help on their website.  You can view the videos at the following link