Program

Just what is NG9-1-1?

That question is still being asked over a decade after the concept was first introduced. Nexus is a new and unique event designed to take the attendees beyond a simple definition and into a content-rich, immersive experience that not only helps define NG9-1-1 but shows the attendees just what and how it can and should work.

Scenarios will be used to examine how everyday events that emergency responders (telecommunicators, law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services) deal with can tap into a multimedia capable, interoperable, features-rich environment to transform emergency communications at all levels.  Attendees will see this first-hand in the 360 Experience room.

Program subject to change

Day 1 – Thursday, May 21, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast and 360 Experience
Attendees will enjoy a continental breakfast while having an opportunity to visit the 360 Experience room.
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Welcome
An intro to APCO’s vision for NG9-1-1 and explanation of how the scenario-based program will complement the 360 Experience.
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Scenario 1: Motor Vehicle Crash
This first scenario begins with a motor vehicle crash (MVC) with injuries. As discussion progresses, more complex elements will be introduced involving vehicle extrication and structural compromise and collapse, leading to a mass casualty incident (MCI) and medical trauma alert.
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Scenario 2: Structure Fire – Multi-Story, Residential or Retail Facility
Incident involves multiple jurisdictions, including rural and suburban areas.  Communications between multiple agencies (9-1-1 centers, dispatch centers, responders) are complicated by multiple alarms. Airborne support is required. Social media creates crowd issues. Emergency communications center (ECC) functions as focal point for all communication input.
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch and 360 Experience
Attendees will enjoy lunch and visit the 360 Experience to interact with solution providers concerning scenarios 1 and 2.
1:15 p.m.– 2:15 p.m. Scenario 3: HAZMAT and the Whole Works
Panel discussion of a “very bad day” scenario involving a tanker trailer. Response from multiple agencies, disciplines and jurisdictions, including state and federal resources and secondary responders (power, water, etc.). MCI with trauma alert and evacuations of populations in surrounding areas.
2:15 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. Break
2:25 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. Scenario 4: Medical Emergency – Chemical Threat in Public Space
Emergency that begins with an “unknown trouble” that includes yellow or green colored gas, locked and blocked (with rags/blankets) door and suspicious odor. Initial responders make entry and are overcome, becoming casualties themselves. Incident rapidly spreads to entire facility and becomes an MCI.
3:25 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Day 1 Wrap-up, Break and 360 Experience
Attendees will enjoy a break and visit the 360 Experience to interact with solution providers concerning scenarios 3 and 4.
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 360 Experience
Additional hours to meet with solution providers.
Day 2 – Friday, May 22, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast and 360 Experience
Attendees will enjoy a continental breakfast while having an opportunity to visit the 360 Experience room to continue discussions from the prior day.
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Welcome
APCO leadership will welcome attendees back and reflect on the experiences of the prior day and what is in store for this morning.
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Scenario 5: Mobile Meth Lab (Vehicle) With Responder and Citizen Injuries
Vehicle stop results in explosion from trunk of vehicle and discovery of mobile meth lab. Common in jurisdictions with meth trafficking. Occurs on major interstate in populated area during high traffic time. Response complicated by traffic could necessitate use of drones and other alternative situational awareness tools.
10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Break
10:10 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. Scenario 6: Cyber-Physical Attack
Cyber incident results from initial attack vector utilizing the internet of things (IoT) and spreads to multiple aspects of critical infrastructure. ECCs will be impacted (9-1-1, CAD, Records, GPS/timing, mobile data) and the initial attack will be accompanied by a physical event. It will become apparent that the cyber attack was a precursor to the physical event.  This is known as a cyber-physical attack.
10:55 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Event Wrap-Up and 360 Experience
Attendees will have a final opportunity to visit the 360 Experience room to interact with solution providers concerning scenarios 5 and 6.