February 16, 1968 sees the first official “911” call placed in the United States. Now taken for granted as first course of action in the event of emergency by nearly all of the nation’s 327 million people, 911 is a relatively recent invention and was still not standard across the United States for many years after its adoption by Congress
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Registration will open for the Spring Conference on March 1st! We are still looking for TCOY Award nominees from 2020. Please go to our website (tap on the picture below) to find the information. The button labeled TCOY award forms will give you all of the options.
We will share more about our conference LIVE a week before registration opens for full details.
We are excited to be working with a new media platform for this conference. Ricardo Martinez from Within the Trenches Media will be working with us on our media platform. Our Keynote Speaker, Halcyon Lee is very excited to be joining us too! Full details can be found at www.ksapco.org
Effective at 1:15 pm Central time, SPP has declared an Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) Level 1 for its entire 14-state balancing authority area. Generation is currently sufficient to serve system-wide demand across the region and to fully satisfy operating reserve requirements. We continue to urge all homes and businesses throughout our 14-state region to conserve electricity but are not directing any interruptions of service at this time. The public should follow their service providers’ directions regarding local outages, tips for conservation and safety.
Previously, SPP had been in an EEA Level 2 since 6:28 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Please refer to your local emergency management agency for the most up to date information, as well as your local
National weather office.
The below are gathered links and sources that you may find helpful in the upcoming days. Please note the two attachments
Regarding Power Load Reduction planning and conditions.
These links are for your reference
Evergy Outage Map
KS Division of Emergency Management
Wichita Eagle Article
Governor Kelly Press Release: 02/15/2021
Gov. Laura Kelly holds a news conference to give an update on the extreme winter weather.
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Click the link below to review the Kansas NG911 Buildout timeline.
As the Local Collection Point Administrator (LCPA) for the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council (“Council”), Mainstream Nonprofit Solutions, Inc. is issuing this RFP for the procurement of an Kansas 911 Communication and Training Coordinator and an additional Kansas 911 Liaison. The two RFPs are attached.
While an individual may submit proposals for both RFPs, an individual can only receive one award.
Please feel free to pass this information on to any individual who may be interested.
Kathy Becker, Senior Director
Email: [email protected]