Collaboration Moves Utah Toward Next-Gen 911

January 23, 2014

When the technology in several of Utah’s 911 centers was nearing obsolescence simultaneously, three of the state’s public safety directors decided to get creative. “We thought, why not work together?” said Tina Scarlet, executive director of the Weber County, Utah, Emergency Services District. “Why not implement a shared model that various public safety answering points […]

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VECC’s IT Staff Recognized by Utah APCO For Accomplishments

September 30, 2013

The Valley Emergency Communications Center’s IT staff was nominated and won the Utah APCO Technician of the Year award. VECC’s IT staff will be honored on October 2nd at the APCO Fall Conference. Utah APCO Annual Award.  Technician of the Year I feel that this year’s award should be presented to the Technical Staff at Salt […]

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Navigator Conference Brought a Public Safety from Around the World

May 6, 2013
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Navigator Conference – Salt Lake 2013 Navigator Conference, sponsored by Priority Dispatch allowed Spillman to rub shoulders with over 700 public safety attendees in our home town.  Spillman participated in 3 events. First we had a 10×20 booth at the Navigator Conference. Second agencies were invited to tour VECC, a Spillman sponsored event and third […]

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Public Safety Agencies in Utah Team Up to Improve 9-1-1 Services

March 27, 2013
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Agencies, vendors deliver the state’s first emergency services Internet protocol network (ESInet) for 9-1-1 calls  SALT LAKE CITY, MARCH 20, 2013—9-1-1 call centers serving Salt Lake, Davis, Weber and Morgan counties have taken the initiative to provide the first Internet protocol (IP)-capable 9-1-1 call delivery system in Utah.  Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center (VECC) […]

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VECC’s Lin Shaffer Wins APCO Technician of the Year

November 26, 2012

Nineteen year VECC veteran Lin Shaffer won Utah’s  Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) award for Technician of the Year. September 5, 2012 Members of the APCO Awards Nomination Committee, I am nominating Lin Shaffer for the Technician of the Year. Lin is the System Administrator/MSAG Coordinator at the Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center. Under the direction […]

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Executive Award of Merit Nomination for William E. Harry

October 18, 2012
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Bill Harry, Executive Director of Valley Emergency Communications, recently was given The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials’ (APCO) Executive Award of Merit. We nominate William (Bill) Harry, Executive Director of SLVECC, for the Executive Award of Merit.  Bill has used his years of experience and knowledge of communications to incorporate innovation to improve and enhance 911 services […]

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Utah Poison Control Center and VECC Partner together to serve Utah Better

May 10, 2012
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The Utah Poison Control Center (UPCC) and Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center (VECC), Utah’s largest 911 Call Center, have partnered on a job-shadowing program to better serve Utah citizens. As the largest public safety answering point (PSAP) in Utah, VECC answers 911 calls throughout the valley up to 4,000 calls a day, approximately one […]

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VECC Is Promoting 9-1-1 Awareness and Education in April

April 1, 2012
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West Valley City, Utah – April is National 9-1-1 Education Month, and the National 9-1-1 Education Coalition (the Coalition) is encouraging public safety officials, schools, government officials, and industry leaders to engage in this national effort to educate the general public about the importance and appropriate use of 9-1-1 services. To support this endeavor, the […]

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VECC Wins Award at APCO UTAH’s 8th Annual Hall of Fame Awards Banquet

October 11, 2011

APCO Utah held its 8th Annual Hall of Fame Awards Banquet on Wednesday.  Awards were presented for various categories in recognition of distinguished service in support of public safety.  VECC won the award for the Large Agency Incident of the Year 2010 -2011 for the Machine Gun Fire of September 19-20, 2010.  The award cited […]

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The 2011 Horizon Award for a Large Center is being presented to Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center (VECC).

June 7, 2011

Daytona Beach, Fla. — May 23, 2011 — The Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International has awarded both Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center (VECC) and City of San Luis Obispo Communications Center with the prestigious Horizon Award for their proactive technologic achievements within the communications center and the public safety industry. APCO’s […]

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