Alert Public Safety Solutions Public Safety Software Thu, 04 Apr 2019 13:37:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Alert Public Safety Solutions 32 32 Notification: AVL/GPS Hardware Device Warning Thu, 04 Apr 2019 13:37:18 +0000 ]]> AVL/GPS Hardware Device Warning

Based on a U.S. Homeland Security warning issued recently, we would like to notify you about the risk of the possible malfunction of some GPS receivers on April 6, 2019.

On that date, a so-called date rollover will occur that happened last time in the year 1999. Some cheaper GPS Alert Guardianreceivers that do not support the rollover have been discovered on the market. These receivers will switch their date to 1999 on April 6. This may cause the following problems:

  • If the date and time of the system in a mobile terminal depend on GPS, the system will have a problem connecting with https protocols and all of the reports will have the wrong date.
  • It is not certain, and the report from the U.S. Homeland Security does not mention it, but if the GPS receiver has the wrong date, it might indicate an incorrect location, or no location at all.

We expect that the problem will not occur on high-end devices or the mass-produced phones and tablets, but we would still like to advise caution to everyone.

To avoid any inconvenience with a possible malfunction, we advise you to take the following 3 easy steps:

  1. verify with your hardware provider whether the hardware you use for GPS navigation can be affected by this problem, and ask them for a firmware update if such an upgrade is available
  2. change the time from automatic GPS synchronization to synchronization from the mobile operator, if your device offers that, or to manual date setting
  3. keep your IT staff at the ready for any eventual problems on the weekend of April 6, 2019 and verify if your systems behave properly.

Thank You

–Team Intellitech

Ken Stewart
Vermilion Dispatcher Key in Saving Life Thu, 23 Aug 2018 12:05:51 +0000 ]]> APSS shout out to #APSSFamily Vermilion Police Dispatcher Kate Kopriva for her quick action, forward thinking, calm voice, and being an integral part in saving teen girls life.  Read about Kate and her life saving actions as a 911 telecommunicator here in the Chronicle Telegram.

Everyday across the world 911 dispatchers answer the call providing assistance to callers on their worst day.  On the eve of #IAM911 day and 2nd anniversary of the movement, we are so thankful to be a part of the 911 community and understand the importance of acknowledging the profession of the 911 telecommunicator.  These 911 telecommunicators work hard everyday dealing with your worst day. Take a moment to thank these humans who find it within themselves to deal with your worst moment and be the calming voice, acting quickly to mitigate your situation and provide assistance.#IAM911


Ken Stewart
APSS First in the World to Integrate APCO Intellicomm Mon, 06 Aug 2018 17:00:18 +0000 ]]> APCO Launches IntelliComm at an Ohio 9-1-1 Center

Ground-breaking Emergency Guidecard Software Now Live in Union Township, Ohio

APCO IntellicommLas Vegas, NV – The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International announced today that the Union Township Police Department (OH) has launched the first live installation of APCO IntelliComm, a new configurable system designed to streamline the way emergency communications centers gather and process data in real-time from 9-1-1 calls while improving the guidance about the incident they provide to both the responder and the citizen in distress. The announcement was made this morning by APCO Executive Director and CEO Derek K. Poarch at the association’s Annual Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, NV.

“The successful launch of APCO IntelliCommTM ushers in a new era for our profession,” Poarch said. “APCO is excited to bring IntelliComm’s 21st century capabilities to emergency communication centers across the country.”

APCO IntelliComm provides an efficient method for emergency communications professionals to obtain relevant information from 9-1-1 callers while providing those same callers with instructional guidance to assist with their emergency of a medical, police or fire nature as help is on the way. Meanwhile, responders have prompt access to critical data for improving their situational awareness and response decisions about the same call.

The most vital element in any emergency dispatch situation is the quick and accurate exchange of relevant information, which can mean the difference between life and death.

APCO IntelliComm, supported by IBM Watson Analytics, is a major advancement over other guidecard software in terms of data security, system adaptability, and equipping agencies with cognitive tools such as smart data discovery, predictive analytics and trend analysis that allow the professionals in emergency communications centers (ECCs) to access and interact with 9-1-1 call data in ways never before possible. APCO IntelliComm also includes enhanced features for optimizing quality assurance efforts in call taking and dispatching.

“The Union Township Police Department is proud to be first in the nation to implement APCO IntelliComm,” said Chief Scott Gaviglia. “The program, which is fully integrated with our computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system, will provide Union Township with more advanced capabilities to better serve our police and fire agencies, as well as Union Township residents and all citizens in our care. APCO IntelliComm assists our agency in supporting our mission of pride, progress and professionalism.”

“Congratulations to Union Township for being the first agency to implement APCO IntelliComm,” added Poarch. “And thank you to Alert Public Safety Solutions for becoming our first CAD partner to launch the software in a live environment.”

“IBM is very honored to have had the pleasure of working side by side with the professional experts of APCO and its member agencies as APCO’s technology partner in the historic launch of this new guidecard system,” said Bill Josko, IBM’s Global Executive for Intelligent Video Analytics, who led the engagement for IBM from inception. “Advanced technologies such as the IBM Cloud and Augmented Intelligence (AI) and the cogent expertise of public safety practitioners, have converged to create a force multiplier in how APCO IntelliComm will be able to help save more lives. This is just the first phase of a very exciting journey with APCO, as we apply the latest in technologies and analytics in order to amplify the incredible job our ECC’s and first responders do around the clock for the citizens they serve,” added Josko.

APCO IntelliComm is being showcased in the APCO Pavilion (booth 1031) in the Sands Expo Center today from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT and tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. PDT. After the conference, demonstrations can be scheduled by contacting APCO (386-322-2500 or For more information, visit the APCO IntelliComm website (



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Ken Stewart
APSS Sponsors Dispatcher Training Tue, 03 Jul 2018 12:00:47 +0000 ]]> Ohio APCO LogoAPSS has teamed up with Ohio APCO and Ohio Amber Alert to provide free training for telecommunicators across the state.   Ohio APCO announced the regional training opportunity and APSS jumped on board as a dedicated partner to assist in providing this free educational opportunity for telecommunicators.


“Telecommunications Best Practices for Missing and Abducted Children”

Gather the tools and resources you need to promote swift and decisive responses to reports of missing, abducted and sexually exploited children. Learn how public safety telecommunications centers can develop, train, and prepare for immediate and comprehensive response during the critical, early stages of an incident.

August 17th, 2018

Metro Health
2500 Metro Health Drive
Cleveland, OH  44109

The training is FREE, however participants must register by July 23, 2018 with the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College.  Questions can be directed to Lydia Frey, First Vice-President of Ohio APCO.  Further information can be found at Ohio APCO.


Ken Stewart
APSS and APCO Intellicom Mon, 02 Jul 2018 22:00:47 +0000 ]]> APSS received an update today regarding APCO Intellicomm™ that we felt important to pass along to everyone.  APSS interface is still complete and awaiting the completion of the APCO beta test. Once completed we will have this interface available for all clients.

“This is to update you on our new guidecard software, APCO IntelliComm™ supported by IBM Watson Analytics. Since the initial demo you received, we have made other enhancements at the request of our current and prospective customers, which has delayed the general rollout. We are nearing completion of final User Acceptance Testing by our initial beta site, a large PSAP; then we can begin fulfilling the pending requests, like yours.

We appreciate your patience and, in the meantime, want to reassure you that APCO will continue to support 9-1-1 Adviser until such time as we can transition you to APCO IntelliComm.  We expect such transitions to begin in earnest by September 1 and to largely be accomplished by the end of this calendar year (December 31).

You can expect Darlene Hines, APCO Institute Sales Coordinator, to be in contact with you with more details in the coming weeks.

Thank you for your continued interest in APCO IntelliComm and your support and dedication to APCO International through the years.”

Alan McVickers
Sales Manager
APCO Institute
Phone: 386-944-2472


Ken Stewart
APSS Sponsors Ohio FBINAA Event Fri, 08 Jun 2018 19:30:24 +0000 ]]> Team APSS recently took part in the Central Ohio FBINAA Golf outing, where Alert Public Safety Solutions was a Platinum Sponsor.  APSS has a long rich history with the Ohio FBINAA and appreciates the opportunity to support the agency; reinforcing the “Partners for Life” company creed.  Thank you Ohio FBINAA for the invitation and opportunity, we truly enjoyed the first-class fun despite our average golfing performance!

Ken Stewart
APSS Michigan Approved Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:03:24 +0000 ]]> APSS Michigan Approved!

APSS, continues its client commitment with State of Michigan approval as an approved CJIS vendor.  APSS, continues to be the “Public Safety Partner for Life” with this approval, strengthening the commitment to the state of Michigan.  APSS is committed to meeting the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy requirements of all of its clients.  As a reflection of this commitment, APSS has committed to the CJIS Security Policy within all states across the United States as continued partnerships are developed.

APSS is proud to be a Michigan approved software vendor.


Ken Stewart
APSS E-Citation Update Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:01:55 +0000 ]]> Ohio E-Citation Update

APSS E-Citation module is almost complete, the State of Ohio interface is nearing the testing phase and on track for 2nd quarter deployment.  Ohio Department of Public Safety wanted to remind APSS clients to submit their request for grant-funded-in-car printers as soon as possible.  ODPS is completing their interface testing portal currently.  Once completed and available, APSS will be submitting data to the new portal for testing and State of Ohio approval.

To inquire about the E-Citation printer program, please contact Jamie L. Doskocil, at ODPS.

Jamie L. Doskocil
Program Administrator 3
Co-Chair Traffic Records Coordinating Committee
Office of Planning & Finance
Ohio State Highway Patrol
Ohio Department of Public Safety
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223
(614) 752-4626

APSS proudly contributing to “A Safer Ohio” with Ohio Department of Public Safety.
Ken Stewart
APSS OIBRS Compliance Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:15:43 +0000 ]]> APSS OIBRS Use of Force Approved by State of Ohio

Alert Public Safety Solutions (APSS) continues its compliance with the state of Ohio by receiving approval for submitting the new FBI Use of Force data to the state of Ohio.  APSS will always strive for total compliance in every state for our clients as part of our, Public Safety Partner for Life commitment.  This is a long time commitment at APSS where we always put our clients first!

In 2017, Ohio established its data collection guidelines for reporting use of force incidents through Ohio’s IBR program, using the same technical concepts. Ohio established its standard using the FBI’s national use of force data collection program as the foundation. The OIBRS Advisory Board was a significant contributor in the determination and approval of data elements and values that are reported to the Ohio IBR program. The state will electronically extract from its IBR system only the data required by the FBI’s use of force data collection program and also in the format allowed by the FBI’s program.

Ohio’s IBR program defines a Use of Force incident for state reporting purposes as follows: A use of force incident to be reported through OIBRS is defined as an incident when a law enforcement or corrections officer uses any empty hand technique on a person, uses a less than lethal weapon or other object used as a less than lethal weapon on a person, discharges a firearm at or in the direction of a person, or uses any other lethal weapon or object used as a lethal weapon. Empty hand techniques do not include standard handcuffing procedures on a compliant person or escort position to a vehicle or holding area. This data collection to the Ohio IBR program does not include un-holstering a firearm and pointing it at a person or displaying any other type of lethal or less than lethal weapon or device.

(Credits: Ohio Incident Based Reporting System – Data Collection and Submission Specifications)
Ken Stewart
APSS Insights Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:24:14 +0000 ]]> Exciting things are happening here at APSS.   Make it a point to register for APSS Insights and learn about all the exciting things coming from client services, development and new interfaces.   The first quarter has been filled with excitement here in Columbus we can’t wait to tell you about all of it!   Register today for this new and exciting webinar!

First Responder Sleep Deprivation Wed, 07 Mar 2018 15:30:40 +0000 ]]>

When was the last time you slept your entire shift?  Looking for solutions to address your station environment, increase responder safety, and still continue to meet response standards.   The Leatherhead Mafia presents thought provoking evidence as to Why Firehouses Should Use NO TONES.

APSS fully integrates with Locution to help address sleep recovery in today’s modern technologically advanced public safety environment.   APSS and Locution: Partners in Keeping Today’s Responders Safe!

Ken Stewart
APSS Stands Strong with Westerville Police Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:18:44 +0000 ]]> As our country mourns the killing of public safety officials across the county this past week, we take a moment Westerville PDas an #APSSFamily to mourn the loss of our local officials close to home who are suffering from the loss of their own.   We stand beside Westerville PD, you are in our thoughts and prayers as the City of Westerville recovers and our entire Columbus area community comes together in support and comfort.

Public safety officials go to work every single day knowing that there’s a chance they will not return home to their family.  Every…Single…Day…to help complete strangers who are likely experiencing the worst day of their life.  This past weekend, Officer Eric Joering and Officer Tony Morelli went to work, and won’t return home to their families.  Responding to a call for service, this is how fast it can happen!

APSS is proud to be a part of the public safety family, there is no other profession that has a brother/sisterhood that public safety officials have.  To that honor, APSS has contributed to the official fund for these officers in hopes it can only help ease the pain caused by the senseless acts that led to these officers not returning home.   We can only ask that you to contribute on behalf of public safety officials everywhere… these families sacrificed daily to keep all of us safe.  FOP Lodge 9 official GoFundMe page. and #WestervilleStrong

Ken Stewart
Willard Police Launches Crime Mapping Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:56:21 +0000 ]]> APSS and partner LexisNexis launch Community Crime Mapping in Willard, OH

The Willard Police Department recently launched their community crime mapping portal with APSS partner LexisNexis.  Residents can check the Community Crime Map for the area and even report a tip to the Police Department regarding the crime.  Crime mapping not only aids law enforcement in crime patterns, but also keeps residents informed about crime in their area.

This is just another example of the power of the APSS Product Suite and our APSS Partners working together. Congratulations to Willard Police Department on a smooth implementation and your continued transparency in the community you protect.

Ken Stewart
Dennis Brandenburg New SAB Board Member Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:30:59 +0000 ]]> Alert Public Safety Solutions Announces Dennis Brandenburg as Software Advisory Executive Board Member

 COLUMBUS, OHIO (January 19, 2018) – Alert Public Safety Solutions (APSS), today announced that Dennis Brandenburg, Director of St. Joseph County 911 Center in Centreville, Michigan, has been appointed as an executive board member of the APSS Software Advisory Board.

Director Brandenburg, a veteran of public safety, has been involved in the field since 1977.  Brandenburg a graduate of Kellogg Community College and Grand Valley State University has moved through the ranks during his law enforcement career starting out as Deputy for St. Joseph County Sheriff Department and retiring as a Sergeant in 2004.  Unable to stay away from public safety, Brandenburg began his career as a Shift Supervisor at the St Joseph County 911 Center in 2004. He was promoted to Director in 2014, overseeing the operations of the center; providing services to over 22 police, fire, and ambulance services.

St. Joseph County Michigan has been an APSS customer since 2012 and uses Responder™, Enforcer™, Sentinel™, First Due™, and AlertMap™.  Brandenburg brings a wealth of knowledge in APSS Product Suite™ and has assisted APSS in product upgrades, enhancements, and design.  Brandenburg and St. Joseph County were pioneers of map-based address validation, becoming the leaders in APSS GIS based solutions.

The APSS Software Advisory Board (SAB), welcomes Director Brandenburg to the executive board and looks forward to using his knowledge and strength in the product line to drive the future development of the software and the company.


APSS is a diversified provider of public safety software products and has complete software solution packages that improves operational efficiency and increases an agency’s ability to direct first responders and protect and serve citizens.

APSS offers public safety software solutions that include Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Integrated Mapping, Mobile Dispatch, Records Management for Law, Fire and EMS, Jail, and Information Sharing.  APSS software has been successfully installed and implemented 42 new software systems processing over 34 million calls for service in 2017 across the globe.  The company’s website ( contains more information.

Grand Forks Fire, ND Awarded ISO Class 1 Fri, 22 Dec 2017 14:00:49 +0000 ]]> COLUMBUS, OHIO (December 21, 2017) – Alert Public Safety Solutions (APSS), is a proud partner of the Grand Forks Fire Department (GFFD) in Grand Forks, North Dakota.  Recently, Grand Forks Fire was awarded the distinguished honor of a ISO Class 1 department.  GFFD is the first fire department in the state of North Dakota to achieve this elite classification!  This elite rat22ing sets GFFD apart as one of the most elite fire departments in the United States.  Fewer than 1% (270 cities out of 44,672) of rated fire departments throughout the country have earned an ISO Class 1 Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating issued by the Insurance Services Office (ISO).

In 2016 the Grand Forks PSAP and GFFD became an APSS customer and embraced the APSS line of life savinGFFD Patchg public safety software.  Implementing APSS Responder™, APSS First Due™, APSS Operations™, and APSS Sentinel™ fully assisted the PSAP and GFFD in reducing response times, accurate record keeping, and building the database needed to document and achieve this distinguished honor from ISO.

“This rating reflects the hard work and dedication of the members of the GFFD and their continued commitment to saving lives and property,” said Fire Chief Peter O’Neill.  “Our personnel’s top priority is to provide the highest quality of service to our community, and we are very pleased to be one of the select fire departments to receive this highly prestigious classification.”

The ISO Class 1 rating designation is awarded by a thorough assessment of the city’s ability to suppress fire, its facilities, number of personnel, training, deployment of resources, the complement of apparatus, 911 dispatching systems, fire prevention activities, and the adequacy of the city’s water supply.

APSS, a leader in public safety software and technology, was proud to be fully implemented within the City of Grand Forks and a part of the change needed to put GFFD over the top in achieving this prestigious award and designation.  The commitment of GFFD, the Grand Forks PSAP and APSS working together for the citizens of Grand Forks and the Grand Forks greater business community in achieving this distinction shows the level of commitment to safety in Grand Forks, North Dakota!  The Class 1 classification represents superior property fire protection.  APSS is honored to be a part of this community and solution in achievement!


APSS is a diversified provider of public safety software products with complete software solution packages that improves operational efficiency and increases an agency’s ability to direct first responders and protect and serve citizens.

APSS offers public safety software solutions that include Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Integrated Mapping, Mobile Dispatch, Records Management for Law, Fire and EMS, Jail, and Information Sharing.  APSS software has been successfully installed and implemented 94 new software systems across the globe, processing over 31 million calls for service in 2016.  The company’s website ( contains more information.

Ken Stewart
Municipality of Monroeville, PA launches ASAP Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:00:01 +0000 ]]> ASAP Get Connected

COLUMBUS, OHIO (December 20, 2017) – Alert Public Safety Solutions (APSS), in conjunction with The Alarm Monitoring Association are proud to announce that the Municipality of Monroeville is the first municipality in the Pittsburgh area to implement Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP), a technology designed to automate communication between alarm monitoring central stations and public safety dispatch/911 centers.

Electronic data transmission results in the following benefits for residents and first responders:

  • Less phone calls to emergency response centers.  Alarm center data is passed to public safety dispatch/911 operators electronically within seconds and then provided to first responders upon dispatch to the location.
  • Data doesn’t have to be input manually or communicated verbally, resulting in reduced hold times, less chance of human error and faster responses.
  • More prompt action during natural disasters. It’s common for public safety dispatch/911 centers to be overwhelmed with calls during these types of emergencies.

“Every second counts in emergencies,” said Monroeville Chief of Police Doug Cole. “With ASAP, we’ll be able to reduce call-processing times to provide quicker and more accurate emergency response to Monroeville citizens.”

Monroeville receives 2,500 calls at its dispatch center monthly. Historically, its average alarm response time has been between two to four minutes. With ASAP delivering alarm notification information directly from central stations to public safety answering points (PSAPs) and public safety dispatch centers via computer rather than by phone, the municipality expects alarm response times to drop to a minute and half or less. These benefits will extend across Monroeville police, fire and emergency medical services, and Pitcairn police and emergency medical services.

More than 260 Vector Security customers in the Monroeville area will benefit from improved emergency response times via ASAP. Vector Security customers will be the first to go online following the December 19 launch. APSS and Vector Security also assisted Monroeville by helping to perform extensive testing prior to the system going live.  The commercial partnership of APSS, The Alarm Monitoring Association, and Vector Security exemplifies the commitment of the technologic partners to provide todays first responders with the tools needed to protect and serve the Municipality of Monroeville.

Monroeville joins Bucks County as one of only two municipalities in the state of Pennsylvania to employ ASAP. APSS was the first CAD vendor to implement this functionality in Ohio in conjunction with DELCOMM in Delaware County.


APSS is a diversified provider of public safety software products with complete software solution packages that improves operational efficiency and increases an agency’s ability to direct first responders and protect and serve citizens.

APSS offers public safety software solutions that include Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Integrated Mapping, Mobile Dispatch, Records Management for Law, Fire and EMS, Jail, and Information Sharing.  APSS software has been successfully installed and implemented 94 new software systems across the globe, processing over 31 million calls for service in 2016.  The company’s website ( contains more information.

Ken Stewart
London Police deploys lifesaving software! Wed, 20 Dec 2017 14:00:39 +0000 ]]> COLUMBUS, OHIO (December 20, 2017) – Alert Public Safety Solutions (APSS), today announced the London Police Department in Ohio has gone live with the APSS software providing the office with the latest technologic software and tools available to the public safety industry.  APSS will provided APSS Responder™, APSS Enforcer™ (LRMS), APSS Guardian™, APSS AlertMap™, APSS Operations™, and APSS Sentinel™ (Mobile Dispatch) to LPD.  The APSS Product Suite replaced the current solution and providing the department with a fully integrated seamless solution increasing officer safety, dispatch efficiency, and complete records management.

London Police Seal
City of London Police Seal

The London Police Department protects a population of 10,000 within 9 square mile City of London just 25 miles southwest of Columbus, Ohio.  LPD is located within Madison County which is the county seat where Chief Glenn Nicol has been at the helm since 2015. Chief Nichol has since embraced the use of technology and strives to provide his officers with the technologic tools needed for today’s law enforcement officer providing them the information stream needed to remain safe and efficiently protect the community.  APSS deployed the APSS product line in London upgrading the ability to provide the best possible service to the community using a robust public safety software solution.

APSS is a diversified provider of public safety software products and has complete software solution packages that improves operational efficiency and increases an agency’s ability to direct first responders and protect and serve citizens.

APSS offers public safety software solutions that include Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Integrated Mapping, Mobile Dispatch, Records Management for Law, Fire and EMS, Jail, and Information Sharing.  APSS software has been successfully installed and implemented 94 new software systems processing over 31 million calls for service in 2016 across the globe.  The company’s website ( contains more information.

Ken Stewart
Happy Thanksgiving Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:47:36 +0000 ]]> Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. Take a moment today to give thanks to those that are protecting us today as they watch over our families they are away from their own making the sacrifice to allow all of us to safely enjoy the holiday. 

Ken Stewart
Ohio EMS Tablet Grant Available Fri, 03 Nov 2017 12:15:14 +0000 ]]> NEW: 2017-2018 EMS Electronic Tablet Grant Application

The Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS and the Ohio Highway Patrol, Ohio Traffic Safety Office / Traffic Records Coordinating Committee has collaborated to distribute approximately 1,200 electronic tablets to EMS agencies throughout Ohio for the promotion of EMS data reporting submissions to the Ohio Emergency Medical Service Incident Reporting System (EMSIRS) and for use with the OHTrac Mass Casualty Incident Mobile Application and Trauma Registry. Click HERE to apply.

EMS Straw Man Document Released Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:00:19 +0000 ]]> EMS 2050, the Straw Man Document was release last month, in an attempt to provide insight and generate discussions that will lead up to a formal EMS Agenda document in 2018.  Summing that document up in one word:  INTEGRATION!  It is clear that completely integrate software systems, interfaces, and innovation in providing the continuity of care be the lead focus moving forward in EMS technology.

Look back at 1996 and the EMS Agenda for the Future that was built upon the 1973 EMS Enactment, focusing on key integrations and delivery of good clinical care. Straw Man builds upon those innovations to deliver people centered EMS.

People Centered EMS will be based on six guiding principles:EMS Agenda 2050

EMS systems will be:

  • Integrated and seamless
  • Socially equitable
  • Inherently safe
  • Sustainable and efficient
  • Reliable and prepared
  • Adaptable and innovative

One might ask, why not patient centered?  It isn’t about the patient it is about the community, and delivering the equitable, caring, needs of not only the patient, but the family, and the practitioners providing the care.

In people-centered EMS systems, processes, protocols, technology, policies and practices, are designed to provide the best possible outcome for individuals and communities, day­to-­day and during disasters. EMS is a versatile, mobile, community healthcare resource. It serves as the front line of the healthcare system and plays a core role in supporting the well-­being of members of the community through data-­driven, population-­oriented, evidence-­based, and safe approaches to prevention, response and clinical care. EMS organizations collaborate with their community partners and have access to the resources they need, including up-­to-date technology and a highly trained, healthy workforce.”

– Straw Man Document

APSS challenges you to be apart of the process to determine the future of EMS.  This is only the beginning, shaping the future of EMS and realigning integration and innovation for a “People-centered EMS System”.  We encourage everyone to become involved in EMS Agenda 2050, as meetings across the country become organized to seek input from you, the people, practitioner, community and family. for more information.  APSS has a complete line of fully integrated software and over 90 interfaces developed to be a leader in the EMS Straw Man revolution today and beyond.



Ken Stewart