FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Meghan McCluskey
July 18, 2012 571-312-4400
APCO Officials Meet with FCC Leadership
Applauds Commission for Addressing Recent Local 9-1-1 Outages
Alexandria, Va. – Terry Hall, First Vice President and the incoming President for the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International, was accompanied by Derek Poarch, APCO’s Executive Director and Jeff Cohen, APCO’s Chief Counsel for Law and Policy during a series of introductory meetings held today at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). APCO’s officials met with Chairman Julius Genachowski, Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, staff for Commissioners Robert McDowell, Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Pai, and Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Chief David Turetsky.
During these meetings, APCO representatives shared some thoughts on the recent 9-1-1 outages that affected the Washington, D.C. area following a powerful “derecho” storm that swept through the area on June 29, 2012. Later that day, the Commission released a Public Notice seeking comment on these 9-1-1 outages.
“APCO is pleased to see the Commission seek public comment on the recent local 9-1-1 outages, and looks forward to partnering with the FCC and other stakeholders to address the critical questions raised, which will ultimately help prevent future outages from occurring,” said APCO First Vice President Hall.
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