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September 29, 2006
APCO to sign global alliance on top of the world
The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) of Canada, Inc., along with APCO Australasia, British APCO, and APCO International jointly announced today they will sign a new collaborative agreement called the APCO Global Alliance for Cooperation and Development. The signing will occur at the CN Tower on Monday, October 2 at 1 p.m.

Date: Monday, October 2
Time: 1:15 p.m.
Place: Top of the CN Tower, 301 Front St. W.

The purpose of the APCO Global Alliance for Cooperation and Development is to align the four independent APCO organizations to promote the sharing of information, experiences, ideas and best practices. In addition, the APCO Global Alliance for Cooperation and Development will encourage the development of organizations that share the common purpose, and promote the same values and goals in other nations of the world.

“The global APCO family will finally realize what we have been collectively working towards for a very long time and we are particularly pleased that the fruition of this work will be seen here in Toronto,” said Dave Ralph, APCO Canada President. “We look forward to the results of this new level of collaboration making the world a safer place for those in need of emergency service intervention.”

To obtain a complimentary press pass to this event, contact Ted Harris at 613-453-2703 or

About the APCO organizations
Each of the Associations of Public-Safety Communications Officials is dedicated to the enhancement of public safety communications. Each APCO serves the professional needs of their membership by creating platforms for setting professional standards, addressing professional issues and providing education, products and services for people who manage, operate, maintain and supply the communications systems used by police, fire and emergency medical dispatch agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit,,,

Media contacts:
Ted Harris, Director, APCO Canada 613-453-2702; Dave Ralph, President, APCO Canada/Manager, Toronto EMS Communications Training and Quality Improvement, 416-523-4512



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