Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Interests Meme

From E.E. Knight's LJ, he picked some of my interests/meta-keywords and wants me to explain them.

APCO
From http://www.apcointl.org/new/about/

"APCO International is the world's largest organization dedicated to public
safety communications. We have been around since 1935 - far longer than any
other public safety communications association (visit APCOHistory.org for more
on APCO's 70+ year history). More than 15,000 members rely on APCO for their
professional needs - from examining standards and issues to providing education,
products and services.

With more than 70 years behind us, APCO has a
rich and interesting history worth exploring. View past bulletins from as far
back as 1935, read meeting minutes and explore original charters. It’s these
decades of experience that make APCO the most formidable and well-operated
association of its kind. Our governing documents, executive leaders and senior
members are a testament to the public safety community’s dedication and
expertise.

APCO Mission

The Association of Public-Safety
Communications Officials International (APCO) is a member driven association of
communications professionals that provides leadership; influences public safety
communications decisions of government and industry; promotes professional
development; and, fosters the development and use of technology for the benefit
of the public."
FAMILY
I have one. My wife and three kids constantly make me proud to be a part of their lives.

GUILD WARS
This is a Massive Multi-player Online Role Playing Game. See Guildwars.com. It's fun, and both my wife and I play, as does our oldest daughter.

NENA
NENA is the National Emergency Number Association, of which I am a member.
From: http://www.nena.org/pages/ContentList.asp?CTID=38
NENA's mission is to foster the technological advancement, availability, and
implementation of a universal emergency telephone number system. In carrying out
its mission, NENA promotes research, planning, training and education. The
protection of human life, the preservation of property and the maintenance of
general community security are among NENA's objectives. NENA's elected Executive
Board, volunteer Chapter Presidents and Committee Chairpersons, and NENA
Headquarters staff are easily reachable to help you.
PUBLIC SAFETY
This is the business I'm in. My career as a Public Safety Communications Supervisor I oversee the day-to-day operations on my shift: taking 9-1-1 calls, dispatching law enforcement and fire services as needed to emergency and non-emergency incidents.

TALL WOMEN (Heh)
My wife is taller than I am. When I was applying for my job, I had to take a psychological exam and one of the questions was "Do you like tall women?". I had to answer in the affirmative because I like my wife.

TECH
Gadgets are cool. Gadgets are fun. I like technological things.


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