Jan 13, 2020 5:48 PM

PSC seeks to fill position on 911 Service System Advisory Committee

Posted Jan 13, 2020 5:48 PM

The Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) is working to fill one vacancy on the 911 Service System Advisory Committee (911 SSAC). Interested individuals must reside in the second congressional district and be a representative in public safety/Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

“State statute requires that we have representation from all three congressional districts on the advisory committee,” said David Sankey, state 911 director. “As committee members transition in and out, we not only have to fill specific spots but also ensure our congressional balance.”

The second congressional district encompasses the core of the Omaha metro area. It includes all of Douglas County and the suburban areas of western Sarpy County.

Created by the legislature with the passage of LB993, the Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the PSC on matters concerning the implementation, coordination, operation, management, maintenance and funding of the 911 Service System as the state transitions to NextGeneration 911 (NG911). Committee members serve three years without pay but do receive reimbursement for expenses related to Committee duties.

If you are a representative in public safety/Emergency Medical Services (EMS), are from the second congressional district and are interested in becoming a part of the 911 SSAC, apply online by filling out a 911 Service System Advisory Committee (911 SSAC) application on the Next Generation 911 page of the PSC website. Applications must be received by the close of business (5:00 p.m.), Friday, January 31.

For more information on the 911 Service System Advisory Committee, visit the Next Generation911  page of the PSC website

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Police: 9-month-old Kan. girl remains hospitalized in critical condition
Rader photo Sedgwick County

SEDGWICK COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas man for alleged child abuse.

Just before 11:30 p.m. 10, police and EMS were dispatched to the 3600 block of West 13th street North in Wichita for a child not breathing, according to Captain Brent Allred. At the scene, they discovered a 9-month-old girl with critical injuries.  EMS transported her to a local hospital where she remains hospitalized in very critical condition, according to Allred.

Investigators learned  the child received injuries while in the care of 25-year-old Breitan Radar at the home. That led to his arrest on requested charges of child abuse, child endangerment, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, cultivation of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held on a $250,000 bond, according to online jail records.

A 6-year-old boy and a 2-year-old boy found at the home were placed in police protective custody.  Radar is the father of 6-year-old and not the father of the victim.

During the investigation officers discovered a marijuana grow operation inside the apartment.   

Radar had called the mother to tell her the baby was not breathing. The mother saw a Sedgwick County Sheriff's Deputy's vehicle, contacted the deputy who followed her to the home.

The case will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office