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Fire Service Industry News: APCO Publishes ANSI Approved Standard for Public Safety Communications

The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International released the Public Safety Communications Common Incident Type Codes for Data Exchange, APCO American National Standard (ANS) 2.103.1-2012 after receiving final approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) earlier this month. This APCO ANS focuses on providing a standardized list of Common Incident Type Codes to facilitate effective incident exchange between Next-Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) PSAPs and other authorized agencies, which is a critical component of public safety interoperability.  If an agency is receiving information about an incident, a basic level of incident classific...

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