Nokia Partners with U.K. Sailing Team for Vendée Globe Race Communications

15th October 2018

Nokia, together with industrial research and innovation business, Nokia Bell Labs, was announced as technology partner to U.K.-based sailing team Alex Thomson Racing.

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Innovative ideas that could grow the economy: apply for funding

12th October 2018

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £20 million to develop game-changing technologies with commercial potential that could lead to UK economic growth.

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ETSI, EENA Schedule NG 1-1-2 Plugtests for Early 2019

11th October 2018

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), in cooperation with the European Emergency Number Association (EENA), is organsing the third emergency communications interoperability Plugtests event to be held in Europe with the support of ETSI SC EMTEL.

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2 year charity partnership announced with Embrace Child Victims of Crime

25th Sep 2018

Embrace Child Victims of Crime (CVOC) is pleased to announce a new two year charity partnership with British APCO.

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Press Release: APD launches International Control Room Week

03rd Sep 2018

APD launches International Control Room Week to celebrate behind-the-scenes stars Press release August 30, 2018 Software pioneer APD Communications is launching a special week celebrating the extraordinary work of emergency services call handlers and dispatch teams.

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BAPCO Satellite Series - Newcastle - Paper Submission Form

31st Jul 2018

Submission deadline 26 September 2018.

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Press Release - APD launches Tapestry of the Emergency Services with tech community

25th Jul 2018

APD chose the Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI) tech hub in the company’s home city of Hull as the launch venue for its colourful illustration of its work supporting emergency services organisations. The 6ft by 4ft creation, called the Tapestry of the Emergency Services, was unveiled at C4DI and it now has pride of place in APD’s reception at Newland Science Park, adjacent to the University of Hull. Visitors to APD are invited to continue to contribute to a living piece of art that tells the story of the emergency services and how they will evolve over time.

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British APCO (previously known as BAPCO) is now acknowledged as the leading UK based Association in the British Isles for all professionals in public safety and civil contingencies communications and information systems.

British APCO is a growing community with extensive communications knowledge gained as a result of delivering real life public safety.  We are an independent, user led, not for profit association working to improve emergency services and public safety communications and information technology for everybody’s benefit.

British APCO members are an important part of a worldwide network of public safety communications and information technology professionals.  British APCO is affiliated to APCO Global Alliance which includes sister organisations representing public safety users in the USA and Canada.

Our members' individual experience, knowledge and expertise combined with that of our partners worldwide helps British APCO act as a hub for knowledge and support in a fast moving sector focused on public safety.