National Public Safety Telecommunications Council
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FCC PSHSB Announces Two New FCC-Sponsored Events
On behalf of the FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (Bureau), we invite you and your members to attend two FCC sponsored training opportunities in October.
The Bureau will co-host a workshop to inform public safety answering points (PSAPs) on real-time text (RTT).  The PSAP RTT Education Day will take place on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT, at the FCC's headquarters, Room TW-C305 (Commission Meeting Room), 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554.  The PSAP RTT Education Day will provide information to PSAPs and other emergency communications systems about RTT features and benefits for emergency response personnel and consumers (including consumers with disabilities); best practices for processing RTT requests from service providers; and ways to implement the RTT service feature.  Among other things, panels will address regulatory policy, PSAPs' experiences with RTT testing, and RTT infrastructure issues.  There will be a live demonstration of the use of RTT and opportunities for interaction by and with the audience.  The event will be webcast with open captioning at  For additional information, please see the attached public notice.
The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau will host its annual training workshop on the environmental compliance and historic preservation review process required for the construction of wireless communications facilities.  The workshop will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT, and Friday, October 12, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 p.m. EDT in the Commission Meeting Room at FCC Headquarters, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC.  It will be webcast with open captioning at  At the workshop, FCC experts on the environmental review process and other speakers will provide information to FCC licensees, those who construct or manage communications facilities for FCC licensees, and their consultants on a range of topics related to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and the FCC's implementing regulations and related agreements.  The second day of the workshop will address public safety-related issues, including compliance, FirstNet, and siting in floodplains, and other matters.  For additional information, please see the attached public notice.
Thank you in advance for sharing these training opportunities with your members.  We look forward to working with you.
John Evanoff