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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

 

 

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 of NG911 Integrated Solutions for Kansas 9-1-1 centers.

Read the full story below.

https://www.kansas911.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/RapidDeploy-Announcement-002.pdf

 

The 2019 Q2 quarterly Kansas NG911 GIS data maintenance submission deadline is this Sunday, June 30, 2019.

If you have not made a submission, please do so by Sunday, June 30, 2019.

If no changes are needed, the Local Data Steward or Data Maintainer shall submit a “No Changes” statement via the Kansas NG911 Portal as least quarterly.

For more information on NG911 GIS data maintenance, access the DASC NG911 Initiatives webpage:
http://www.kansasgis.org/initiatives/NG911

NG911 GIS data maintenance is the responsibility of each and every PSAP, regardless of your PSAP’s status on the Hosted NG911 Network. Every PSAP must maintain and regularly submit NG911 GIS data updates using the NG911 Portal.

Please feel free to contact me or anyone on the NG911 GIS Committee with questions.

Thanks,
Eileen Battles

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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 a certified Local GIS Data Steward and GIS Data Maintainer.

The class materials are continuously updated, so even if you attended in the past, we encourage you to attend again.

A full class description, along with FAQs, can be found on the class registration page.

Thanks,
Sherry Massey, GIS Committee Co-Chair

ESInet Testing Yoder 2019

Several members of the Kansas NG911 team hard at work testing the ESInet at the Yoder Test and Evaluation Site.

ESInet Testing Yoder 2019

ESInet Testing Yoder 2019

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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)
56 Sites were converted from legacy 911 Tandem switching to Next Generation ESInet intelligent switching (all done in 2018).  Work is being done to convert to Geospatial call routing in 2019.  More information to be provided on this as it becomes available.

 

 

 

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!

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Chief Heitschmidt announced he will retire from the Hutchinson Police Department October 1, 2018.

Read more about his announcement here http://www.hutchpost.com/hpd-chief-dick-heitschmidt-to-retire/

• 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 also mentioned as a reason for the delay. He advised he wanted to work with the parties over the interim to create a bill to be introduced early in the 2019 session. The bill is now officially dead.

https://www.kansas911.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/SB-420-Group-Amendment-update-2.pdf

This is the latest version that we have of Senate Bill 420.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Lori Alexander at [email protected]

or Scott Ekberg at [email protected]

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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