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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

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.
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The Kansas 911 Knowledge Center is moving to a new platform April 1st, 2020

You will have limited functionality with the current Knowledge Center from 3/1/2020 to 3/31/2020.

See the links below for additional information.

LEARN Coming Soon All Users

LEARN Admins

 

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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.

 

Josh Michaelis and Ajit Pai 911 Goes to Washington

Josh Michaelis and Ajit Pai 911 Goes to Washington

 

 

Smith Cutover Chad Meyer 10-17-19

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 the cut-over & immediately following the cut-over they had to wreck out the old 911 system and install in a 4’x4’ equipment room…magic install for sure!

Welcome aboard Smith 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 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!