seeking comments on a Candidate American National Standard (ANS) released today
that identifies minimum training requirements for the use of TTY/TDD in public
standard, written in conjunction APCO, addresses the minimum training
requirements, in general, necessary to foster levels of consistency for all
personnel in an emergency communications environment assigned to answering
TTY/TDD calls for service specifically in the public safety environment. This
standard responds to the valid needs of the rapidly expanding and ever-changing
industry, providing competent training standards while defining training in
certain knowledge, skills, and abilities, and recognizing the need to
supplement basic competencies with agency-specific information and existing
equipment use parameters.
standard can be downloaded for review here. Comments must be submitted via email by January 26, 2015 and
should include the name of the standard, line number in question, existing text,
and proposed resolution.