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 Solutions, Inc.

618 Commercial Street

P.O. Box 1268

Emporia, Kansas 66801

Administrator RFP

Liaison RFP

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Kansas 911 Coordinating Council announces the following PSAPs have been awarded grants:

The funding provided by these grants was awarded to the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council, by the National 911 grant program administered by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the National 911 Program.  A total of $2,759,782 was awarded to the 911 Council, of which $1,800,000 is being used to fund sub-grants to Kansas 911 Communications Centers.  “These sub-grants will allow our Kansas 911 Centers to fund upgrades and equipment replacement that could otherwise fall on the shoulders of local property tax payers,” said Dick Heitschmidt, Kansas 911 Coordinating Council Chairman.

November 5th, 2019

Colby/Thomas – Voice Recorder

Republic – Radio Equipment for dispatch infrastructure

Saline – Computer Aided Dispatch

Colby/Thomas – Radio Equipment for dispatch infrastructure

Greenwood – Voice Recorder

Ellis/Hays – Radio Equipment for dispatch infrastructure

Mitchell County – Radio Equipment for dispatch infrastructure

Greeley – Radio Equipment for dispatch infrastructure

November 4th, 2019

MARC – Improved Broadband Capability

Miami County – Radio Equipment for dispatch infrastructure

Lyon County – Implementation of Emergency Fire Dispatch, update to EMD cards and addition of PROQA

Stafford County – Voice Recorder

Sherman County – Voice Recorder

Riley County – Voice Recorder

Crawford County – Voice Recorder

Atchison County – Voice Recorder

Comanche County – Voice Recorder

Hutchinson/Reno County – Voice Recorder

October 23rd, 2019

Mitchell County Communications  – Voice Recorder

Hodgeman County Sheriff’s Office – New Dispatch Radio Console

Clay County Sheriff’s Office – Implementation of Emergency Dispatch Protocols

Sherman County 911 – New Dispatch Radio Console and upgrades to existing consoles

October 16, 2019

Dickinson County Emergency Communications – New Dispatch Radio Console

Liberal/Seward County 911 – New Dispatch Radio Equipment

October 10, 2019

Douglas County Emergency Communications – Upgrade to Voice Recorder

October 9, 2019 

Haskell County Sheriff – New Voice Recorder

Allen County Emergency Communications – Quality Assurance Program

Butler County Emergency Communications – Upgrade to Voice Recorder

September 18, 2019

Nemaha County Sheriff – New Voice Recorder

Woodson County Sheriff – New Voice Recorder

 

 

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 and require large up-front expenditures of funds that are simply not available to many Kansas PSAPs, almost half of which operate on only $60,000 per year in 911 fees. Most of that money is taken up by regular recurring costs like phone lines, utility bills, and maintenance fees. Building up the reserves to tackle a large expenditure can be burdensome in any PSAP and impossible in some. Many PSAPs in Kansas need NG911 compliant voice recorders, new or updated Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) systems, updated computer hardware and broadband data infrastructure, or wish to start Emergency Medical Dispatch systems but cannot afford the implementation costs.

To address this need, the Council applied to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s 911 Grant Program and received funding for a subgrant project that can provide PSAPs with the funds to help cover the costs of hardware, software, and training associated with the processing and dispatching of NG911 calls.

See the document below for more information.

https://www.kansas911.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/NG911-Grants-for-Kansas-PSAPS.pdf

 

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

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 served area, so the conversion from the Legacy CAMA world to ESInet was straightforward. They installed 6 Vesta positions and 2 Softphones. The AT&T techs integrated the Riley Co PD Avaya phone system which was maintained by Allegiance Communications. The administrative phone integration was complex which included Plexar lines, a PRI to the Avaya and 1FB’s. The Techs did a great job working thru the details.

Welcome to the hosted system Riley County!

Coming soon sign

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

 

911 phone text

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

 

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

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!