Entries by Lori Alexander

Happy Anniversary 911!

50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST 911 CALL Topeka, KS, February 16, 2018– The Kansas 911 Coordinating Council would like to recognize the 911 professionals of Kansas on the 50th anniversary of the 1st 911 call. On Feb16, 1968, Alabama Speaker of the House, Mr. Rankin Fite, made the first 911 call from the Haleyville City […]

Update to the 911 Outage January 27th, 2018

Today we received the Root Cause Analysis (RCA) report from AT&T in regard to the outage we experienced on the statewide hosted system on January 27th. As we had expected, the RCA shows that multiple events led to the outage. We were sure that this would be the case, as the system design would not […]

Kansas 911 ACT – Updated Bill Proposal

Here is the latest draft bill that we believe is being introduced today to the legislature.  Once the bill is introduced there will be committee hearings and floor debate.  As a result of these hearings and debate there could be changes to the proposed bill.  We encourage you to contact your state legislators asking for […]

KS APCO/KS 911 Coordinating Council Conference October 2017

The Kansas 911 Coordinating Council has partnered with Kansas Chapter of APCO to host the fall conference in Newton, Kansas. The conference provide three days of training and networking opportunities to Kansas Public Safety Telecommunicators.  http://www.ksapco.org/home.html http://www.thekansan.com/news/20171010/apco-conference-kicks-off-in-newton http://www.thekansan.com/news/20171011/apco-honors-rankin-for-40-years-of-service

Text-To-911 at Kansas PSAPs

The Kansas 911 Coordinating Council is pleased to announce the availability of Text-to-911 at Kansas PSAPs that are using the statewide call handling system. On November 2nd, 2017, 71 Kansas Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) utilizing the statewide call handling system now have the ability to receive 911 text messages. Text-to-911 service will be available […]

Geospatial Excellence Catalyst Award

And the award goes to….Kansas 911 Coordinating Council! Ken Nelson and Eileen Battles, GIS Project Manager attended The National States Geographical Information Council (NSGIC) conference in Rhode Island, September 25th- 29th.  Ken Nelson was presented with the Geospatial Excellence Catalyst Award on behalf of the Council and the recognized team members.  The award was for […]