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EMS Stakeholder Update on COVID-19

posted by IT Admin

February 25, 2020 -  February 24, 2020 Webinar: “What EMS and 911 need to know about COVID 19 can be viewed by using this link – NHTSA's Office of EMS. There is also additional online  informational resources through CDC and other resources. Those links can be found in the attached document.

Database of state 911 legislation enacted in 2019 is available, provided by NCSL

posted Feb 20, 2020, 5:48 AM by IT Admin

February 20, 2020 - Each year, states consider or enact legislation aimed at supporting and improving the efficiency of 911 emergency communication services.

The National 911 Program and the National Conference of State Legislatures are pleased to make available a summary of 2019 key enacted legislation.

Since 2012, the 911 Legislation Tracking Database has served as a resource for states looking to gather insight into neighboring legislative efforts or improve their emergency communications operations. It allows states to easily compare recently enacted, or modifications to existing, laws involving 911.

Kari's Law and RAY BAUM'S Act Resources

posted Feb 19, 2020, 2:50 PM by IT Admin   [ updated Feb 19, 2020, 2:52 PM ]

February 19, 2020 - As the deadline for implementation of Kari's Law and the RAY BAUM'S Act approach, the FCC has information to assist with meeting requirements. You can visit the FCC's informational page at: https://www.fcc.gov/mlts-911-requirements

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has released the FY 2020 SAFECOM Guidance on Emergency Communications Grants (SAFECOM Guidance)

posted Feb 18, 2020, 2:29 PM by IT Admin

Feburary 18, 2020 - CISA has released the FY 2020 SAFECOM Guidance on Emergency Communications Grants (SAFECOM Guidance), which has been posted to the SAFECOM website at: https://www.dhs.gov/safecom/blog/2020/02/14/release-fiscal-year-2020-safecom-guidance-emergency-communications-grants.

SAFECOM Guidance is updated annually to provide relevant information on policies, eligible costs, technical standards, and best practices for state, territorial, tribal, and local grant recipients investing federal funds in emergency communications projects. While only entities funding emergency communications projects with DHS/FEMA grant funding are required to comply with SAFECOM Guidance (see Appendix D), all entities are highly encouraged to follow the recommendations within this document to ensure interoperable, resilient, and fully effective communications.

In its fourteenth edition, SAFECOM Guidance continues to evolve to meet the needs of the public safety community. This year’s Guidance reflects the current emergency communications landscape, investment priorities, technical standards that help to ensure interoperability, and available supporting materials for implementing emergency communications grants. Key changes to the Guidance include alignment to the recently updated National Emergency Communications Plan, including a new cybersecurity priority and resources for implementing emerging technologies.

CISA thanks SAFECOM/NCSWIC members for their contribution to this year’s Guidance and helping ensure that emergency communications policies are consistent across the Federal Government.

EMS Stakeholder Update on COVID-19

posted Feb 18, 2020, 2:23 PM by IT Admin

February 18, 2020 - CDC has issued Interim Guidance for EMS and PSAPs and well as other informational resources. Those links can be found in the attached document.  

CDC Interim Guidance for EMS Systems and 911 PSAPs for 2019-nCoV in the US

posted Feb 10, 2020, 1:01 PM by IT Admin

February 7, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published Interim Guidance for EMS Systems and 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the United States (Interim Guidance). The Interim Guidance can be accessed at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-for-ems.html. The Federal Interagency Committee on EMS (FICEMS) encourages all EMS and 911 stakeholders to review the Interim Guidance.

The CDC continues to closely monitor an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by 2019-nCoV that was initially detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The most up-to-date information can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/.

THE C-BAND. Repurposing Mid-Band Spectrum for 5G. by FACT SHEET

posted Feb 7, 2020, 6:56 AM by IT Admin

February 6, 2020 - The FCC issued a fact sheet on the proposal to re-purpose the C-Band spectrum. 

FCC Press Release on Effort to Trace Robocalls to International Fraudsters.

posted Feb 6, 2020, 8:36 AM by IT Admin   [ updated Feb 6, 2020, 11:27 AM ]

February 4, 2020, FCC MOVES TO BOLSTER EFFORTS TO TRACE ROBOCALLS BACK TO INTERNATIONAL FRAUDSTERS & PROPOSES NEW TRACEBACK PARTNERSHIP RULES. Companies That Facilitate Inbound International Robocall Traffic Are Called Upon to Help Track Down Fraudsters Misusing Their Service. by News Release. News Media Contact: Will Wiquist at (202) 418-0509, email: Will.Wiquist@fcc.gov

CSRIC Best Practices Database Updated

posted Jan 17, 2020, 7:16 AM by IT Admin

January 15, 2020 - The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the FCC announces that the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC VII)  Best Practices database has been updated. 

FCC Improves Wireless Emergency Alerts

posted Dec 19, 2019, 9:12 AM by IT Admin

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