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Public Safety Communications Conference: Register Today!

Join us for the 10th annual Public Safety Communications Conference (PSCC). This premier professional training and education event takes place from April 29 - May 1 at the St. Cloud River's Edge Convention Center. 

The PSCC explores the convergence and ehanced interoperability of 9-1-1, wireless broadband, land mobile radio and public alerting communications. Participants will benefit from keynote speakers, breakout sessiona and case studies on emergency and disaster response. Review the agenda here. 

Emergency managers, law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services are encouraged to register. In addition, non-governmental, hospital, education, volunteer and private aid organizations who may need interoperable communications during an emergency are invited.

For more details, visit our conference website. Breakout sessions fill up quickly. Secure your spot by registering today! 

Interoperable Public Safety Communications

​The Statewide Emergency Communications Board provides leadership to set the vision, priorities and technical roadmap for interoperable communications and alert and warnings across the state.

The board's priorities are to:
  • Ensure advances in technology will be implemented to enhance the ability for all residents to call for help.
  • Provide confidence that responders in every corner of the state have the ability to communicate with each other during an emergency.
  • Enable all counties to effectively alert and warn residents and visitors of impending danger.

Text-to-911 Recognized for Communication Outreach

ECN Accepts Access Award for Text-to-911
At a mere 15 months old, Text-to-911 has already been used copiously by deaf and hearing people alike.

And in early March, at the Minnesota state capitol rotunda, it was recognized by the deaf, deafblind and hard-of hearing community as helping to contribute to communication equity – that is, the concept that everyone, regardless of ability, should be able to gain access to the information and services they need.

It’s called the Access Award, and you can learn more about it – and how Text-to-911 earned it – in our latest DPS blog.