Posting on behalf of the KS Chapter of APCO

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
https://outagemap.evergy.com/default.html/

KCC Corporation
https://kcc.ks.gov/

KS Division of Emergency Management
https://www.kansastag.gov/kdem_sitemap.asp

Wichita Eagle Article
https://www.kansas.com/news/weather-news/article249263995.html?fbclid=IwAR2DwUSp81U37G7Nml6-WK4mHwhSeRWE667p3gmXpC1sm6PbBBEBVOz-OBo

Governor Kelly Press Release: 02/15/2021
Gov. Laura Kelly holds a news conference to give an update on the extreme winter weather.
14:30 hours
https://fb.watch/3GG5VSPlg6/

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

We thank you for working with us this morning. At 10:15, the SPP lifted the current order and intermittent outages have been suspended at this time. Power should be coming back online soon for those impacted. We thank you for conserving energy and ask that you continue to do so, which will help prevent more intermittent outages.
Celebrating Telecommunicators Worldwide: 112 Day
For the past 10 years, the European Emergency Number Association (EENA), and other emergency service number associations worldwide remind nations and communities of the value of the single emergency service number systems and the people who make them possible.
No matter what number people dial to request assistance, countries across the globe pause today – 112 Day – to recognize emergency and public safety communication personnel for the impact they have in our communities every day.
Kansas 911 logo

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.

Thanks you.

Kathy Becker, Senior Director

Email: [email protected]

K911 Training and Communications Coordinator

K911 Liaison II

We cut Graham County 911 Live 7/15/2020. Per Terry McLarty’s spreadsheet they are the 102nd site cut live, less Yoder, AMR, Salina-Shawnee-Sedgwick backups that puts them at the 97th PSAP that went live.
Michele Carpenter is the 911 lead supervisor in the attached photo, she was great to work with.
Cole Presley is the Sheriff and he seemed to be very comfortable with the new system and installation.