Entries by Lori Alexander

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Kansas 911 Goes to Washington

Josh Michaelis, Operations Committee Chair for the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council spent a week in Washington, D.C. attending numerous events.  While in Washington, D.C. Josh had the opportunity to speak with Ajit Pai, FCC Chairman on topics involving NG911.      

Statewide Tornado Drill -March 3rd 10AM

Tornado Drill The National Weather Service in Topeka will conduct a Tornado Drill @ 10am Tuesday, March 3rd. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the drill by practicing seeking secure, safe shelter from a tornado. This test will be broadcast over NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio and many local television and radio stations. Local officials may also sound […]

Smith County Go Live October 17, 2019

Smith County’s 911 Director Chad Meyer in the attached photo for the 94th Hosted 911 system Smith Co purchased an Avaya phone system from AT&T which was installed prior to cut and integrated to the Vesta on the cut-over day.  The AT&T Tiger Team had to install the 911 rack in the hallway prior to […]

Administrator and Liaison RFP

Mainstream Nonprofit Solutions, Inc invites and welcomes proposals for a Kansas NG911 Administrator and K911 Liaison.    The Request for Proposals (RFPs) provides interested individuals with sufficient information to enable them to prepare and submit a proposal for consideration. All proposals are to be submitted by November 22, 2019 – 5PM CT to: Mainstream Nonprofit […]

911 Sub-Grant Award Notification Update November 6, 2019

November 6, 2019 The Kansas 911 Coordinating Council has awarded 30 grants, totaling $1,800,000 and supporting 36 different PSAPs.  This is the full amount of the Federal Grant for this subgrant project. It is possible that the actual funds used by the awardees will total less than their grant applications.  Should that happen, any remaining […]

NG911 Grants for Kansas PSAPs

The Kansas 911 Coordinating Council’s (the Council’s) recent efforts have focused on providing affordable, NG911 capable call handling to the Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) in Kansas, but many of them are operating on old or outdated equipment in other critical areas. Some of the systems needed to process NG911 calls can be very expensive […]

Save the Date for Admin Day

Make sure you save the date, November 13th, 2019 to attend Admin Day! Once again we will be at the Meridian Center in Newton, Kansas 0900-1600 hours and lunch will be provided. Updates to follow with the schedule

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93rd PSAP Go Live -Riley County

Riley County cut live today, August 22, 2019 with the Hosted Vesta and ESInet. This is a photo of Tyler Seifkes the 911 director. Everything went well, AT&T brought the south Tiger Team to assist in getting all of the positions cutover in a timely fashion during the day. Riley is currently an AT&T telco […]

Google Implements New 9-1-1 Feature on Android Devices

Google is implementing a new 911 feature on Android devices.  As soon as it is released I will be testing the feature and will keep you informed on how this may affect your PSAP.  A link to the article is below. https://www.rrmediagroup.com/News/NewsDetails/newsID/18538  

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