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APCO Institute To Unveil New Training Product In Denver


Daytona Beach, FL - APCO Institute's new Public Safety Telecommunicator I (PST1), 6th Edition training course will debut during an unveiling event at the APCO International 71st Annual Conference and Exposition in Denver, Co. next month.

The new PST1 course blends the knowledge and skill-building information needed for a basic Telecommunicator with the most up-to-date information on the technology and issues surrounding today's public safety communications center. New additions to the curriculum include topics such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Private Branch Exchange (PBX) Systems, and the Telecommunicator's role in the new U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Incident Management System's (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS). There is also an extensive expansion of information on previously presented topics including entire modules dedicated to TTY and Telematics training.

"The APCO Institute is proud to be able to provide this new course and the valuable information it contains to today's public safety communications professionals," APCO International President Greg Ballentine said. "It is a continuation of our efforts to provide the timeliest and most complete training available to our membership and the industry as a whole."

The APCO International 71st Annual Conference and Exposition will be held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Co., Aug. 21-25. The PST1 unveiling will take place on the trade-show floor at the APCO Pavilion from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 22.

For more information, visit www.apco2005.org.

About APCO International
The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International, Inc. is the world's oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to the enhancement of public safety communications. APCO serves the professional needs of its 14,000 members worldwide by creating a platform for setting professional standards, addressing professional issues and providing education, products and services for people who manage, operate, maintain and supply the communications systems used by police, fire and emergency medical dispatch agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit www.apcointl.org.

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