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Update on GECC – March 2021

January 19, 2021

TO:        Georgia 911 Public Safety Telecommunicators
FROM:  Georgia Emergency Communications Conference Committee
RE:         Update on upcoming events

Sent via e-mail and posted on the GECC website

The Georgia Emergency Communications Conference (GECC) Committee would like to take a brief moment to provide an update on the status of events previously scheduled.

Co-Chairs Daniel Dunlap and Alex Spencer met with Georgia APCO President Jonathan Jones, Georgia NENA President Tamika Kendrick, and the Planning Committee last week to discuss the GECC Conference scheduled for March 1 – 4, 2021 at The Classic Center in Athens. After discussing all options and considerations, we made the difficult decision to cancel the Spring 2021 GECC Conference.

The safety and well-being of our attendees continues to be our primary focus. While we are dedicated to bringing great training opportunities to our Public Safety Telecommunicators in Georgia, we also understand the current challenges we currently face with the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will continue planning for the 2021 APCO/NENA Fall Training Workshop and will keep you uppdated as we have more details.

We ask that you keep our Georgia public safety family in your thoughts and prayers as they continue fighting the COVID-19 battle.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to anyone on the Conference Committee or a Board Member of Georgia APCO or NENA if we can help answer any questions.

2020 Fall Training Workshop Canceled

June 26, 2020

TO:         Georgia 911 Public Safety Telecommunicators
FROM:  Georgia Emergency Communications Conference Committee
RE:          Update on upcoming events

Sent via e-mail and posted on the GECC website

The Georgia Emergency Communications Conference (GECC) Committee would like to take a brief moment to provide an update on the status of events previously scheduled.

Co-Chairs Jonathan Jones and Alex Spencer met with Georgia APCO President Lynn Smith and Georgia NENA President Tamika Kendrick this week to discuss the APCO/NENA Fall Training Workshop scheduled for September 8 – 11, 2020 at the Atlanta Marriott Peachtree Corners. After discussing all options and considerations, we made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Fall Training Workshop.

As outlined in our last update in May, the safety and well-being of our attendees remains our primary focus. While we are dedicated to bringing great training opportunities to our Public Safety Telecommunicators in Georgia, we also understand the current challenges we currently face with the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have already started planning the 2021 Georgia Emergency Communications Conference, scheduled for March 1 – 4, 2021 at The Classic Center in Athens, Georgia. We hope to see you there!

We ask that you keep our Georgia public safety family in your thoughts and prayers as they continue fighting the COVID-19 battle.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to anyone on the Conference Committee or a Board Member of Georgia APCO or NENA if we can help answer any questions.

GECC – Update on Upcoming Events from APCO/NENA

May 11, 2020

TO:         Georgia 911 Public Safety Telecommunicators
FROM:  Georgia Emergency Communications Conference Committee
RE:          Update on upcoming events

Sent via e-mail and posted on the GECC website

The Georgia Emergency Communications Conference (GECC) Committee would like to take a brief moment to provide an update on the status of events previously scheduled.

Our APCO/NENA Fall Training Workshop is scheduled for September 8 – 11, 2020 at the Atlanta Marriott Peachtree Corners. Earlier today, Co-Chairs Jonathan Jones and Alex Spencer met with Georgia APCO President Lynn Smith and Georgia NENA President Tamika Kendrick via teleconference to discuss the status of the Fall Workshop.

While the event is still four months away, we found it important to begin discussions about the realty of being able to continue as planned as well as the need to consider contingency options should we be faced with the decision to postpone or cancel the workshop. We are currently in communication with staff from the venue to evaluate options and potential changes to comply with any applicable guidelines or orders that may be in place during the event.

Please know that the safety and well-being of our attendees is our primary focus in these discussions. While we are dedicated to bringing great training opportunities to our Public Safety Telecommunicators in Georgia, we also understand the current challenges we face with the COVID-19 pandemic.

As discussions continue, we will keep you updated on any developments as any changes are made. Please do not hesitate to reach out to anyone on the Conference Committee or a Board Member of Georgia APCO or NENA if we can help answer any questions. Please keep our Georgia public safety family in your thoughts and prayers as they continue fighting the COVID-19 battle.

Conference Agenda

The conference agenda for GECC2020 has been posted and can be found here: http://www.ga911.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/March-2020-GECC-Agenda-Final.pdf

Call for Papers – GECC2020

The Training Committee for the Georgia Emergency Communications Conference has opened the call for papers for our spring event to be held March 9th thru March 12th in Columbus, GA. If you are interested in presenting at the GECC please submit your presentation at the following link:

Last year we had over 250 industry professionals in attendance and we want you to be with us in Columbus in March. Deadline for submissions is Monday December 9th. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Submit your entry today!!

2019 Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker for the 2019 Georgia Emergency Communications Conference is Ryan Dedmon of the 911 Training Institute. Mr. Dedmon is a former 911 telecommunicator and holds a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology. He is a 911 educator and writer with an inspiring message, rising from his personal experience on the path to healing from emergency responder stress. He will be speaking to attendees on Monday, March 4th at 09:15 am. For more information on Mr. Dedmon and the 911 Training Institute, please visit their website at: www.911training.net