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Salisbury Native and Davie County 911 Communications Training Supervisor Elected Vice-President of North Carolina APCO

posted Oct 15, 2017, 6:23 AM by System Administrator   [ updated Oct 15, 2017, 7:14 AM ]

October 14, 2017

PRESS RELEASE

 

Salisbury Native and Davie County 911 Communications Training Supervisor Elected Vice-President of North Carolina APCO

 

The North Carolina Chapter of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (NC APCO) announces that Salisbury resident and Davie County 911 Communications Training Officer Grayson Gusa, has been elected into the position of Second Vice-President of the Chapter.  Gusa was installed into his new office on October 3, 2017, during the 2017 North Carolina Public-Safety Communications Conference in Cherokee, North Carolina.  Following this election, Gusa will advance to the role of First Vice President in September 2018, and will advance to the role of Chapter President in September 2019.

 

Mr. Gusa, who lives in Salisbury, has served in the field of 911 Communications since 2002, with experience working with the Rowan County 911 Telecommunications, Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office, Mecklenburg EMS Agency (MEDIC) and LifeStar Emergency Services.  Mr. Gusa is also one of only 18 individuals in North Carolina to have earned the professional designation of Registered Public-Safety Leader (RPL).

 

Currently, Mr. Gusa serves on the Administrative Team of the Davie County 911 Center in Mocksville, NC as the Training Supervisor.  In addition to working as a front line 911 Telecommunicator, Gusa is responsible for coordinating the training of new employees, performing continuing education training to all staff and assisting in other management functions of the department.  Mr. Gusa also serves on the Education Committee and Telecommunicator Certification Project Sub-committee of the North Carolina 911 Board.

 

In his acceptance, Mr. Gusa said, “It is the honor of my life to have the opportunity to serve and represent the often forgotten and underappreciated Public-Safety Telecommunicators throughout the state on both the national and international level through the Association of Public-Safety Communications International.”  Mr. Gusa refers to Public-Safety Telecommunicators as the true First, First Responder and says that one of his goals in this new role is to continue working to promote the professional status of Public-Safety Telecommunicators, encouraging the same recognition and benefits that are offered to law enforcement, fire and rescue personnel.  Mr. Gusa also advocates for the reclassification of Public-Safety Telecommunicators through the United States Department of Labor.

 

About the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials

 

With over 30,000 active members, the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) is the world’s oldest and largest organization of public safety professionals and supports the largest U.S. membership base of any public safety association.  As an international leader, APCO is committed to providing complete public safety communications expertise, professional development, technical assistance, advocacy and outreach to benefit members and the public.  Currently there are over 1,400 members in the North Carolina Chapter of APCO.

 

Contact Information

 

Grayson Gusa

704-637-6262

grayson.gusa@ncapco.org

 

Additional Information and Photos

 

http://www.ncapco.org/press

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