Safety & Security Articles

March 12, 2024 | Posted in Safety & Security
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MARC's Regional Public Safety Communications Program will host the 27th Annual Telecommunicators Appreciation Celebration and Outstanding Performance Awards on April 12, 2024, to honor the important role telecommunicators and 911 calltakers play in keeping our communities safe.

February 29, 2024 | Posted in Safety & Security
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Severe Weather Preparedness Week is a good time for individuals, families and businesses to learn about severe weather and how to protect themselves. 

August 7, 2023 | Posted in Safety & Security
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A new law reclassifies public safety communications personnel as first responders, allowing them to access state-funded mental health resources.

July 11, 2023 | Posted in Safety & Security
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Protect your health and the environment during periods of extreme heat.

June 29, 2023 | Posted in Safety & Security
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MARC and Public Safety Communications Board leadership have outlined a series of actions to enable an auto-attendant feature in Kansas City, Missouri. 

April 18, 2023 | Posted in Safety & Security
event photos from Telecommunicators Appreciation Celebration and Outstanding Performance Awards

MARC's Regional Public Safety Communications Program hosts the annual Telecommunicators Appreciation Celebration and Outstanding Performance awards to honor the important role telecommunicators and 911 calltakers play in keeping our communities safe.

February 8, 2023 | Posted in Safety & Security
KC region celebrates 40 years of 911 service

On Valentine‚Äôs Day, Feb. 14, 2023, the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) will celebrate the 40th anniversary of 911 emergency phone service in the Kansas City region.  

November 29, 2022 | Posted in Safety & Security
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MARC's Public Safety Communication Program is currently accepting nominations for the 16th Annual Outstanding Performance Awards (OPAs).

August 2, 2022 | Posted in Safety & Security
A person leans on the shoulder of another, who has their arm wrapped around their shoulder in a supportive manner. Text reads "There is hope. If you or someone you know needs suipport, call or text 988, or chat 988lifeline.org"

Local community mental health centers in the Kansas City region are working together to identify best practices for a collaborative, shared approach to implementing the new 988 suicide and crisis lifeline.

July 26, 2022 | Posted in Safety & Security
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This brief, free online course helps volunteers and staff understand the importance of their surroundings, how and where to report suspicious activity, how to take protective actions and how to be the help until help arrives.