IBEW Local 1 Business Manager Frank Jacobs has been appointed to the St. Louis County Emergency Communications Commission (ECC).
The ECC administers the county’s emergency communications system, which allows government entities to communicate within the geographic boundaries of the county. This includes the wireless radio network and the emergency alert and 911 systems.
Jacobs, who has more than 30 years of experience in the electrical industry, represents 7,000 IBEW members. He also chairs the St. Louis Electrical Connection, a partnership between IBEW Local 1 and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).
“It’s essential that we keep the county’s emergency communications system operating at peak performance,” said St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger. “Frank Jacobs will be a tremendous asset in helping the ECC keep its communication infrastructure up to date.”
For decades, journey workers trained at the IBEW/NECA Electrical Industry Training Center have installed and maintained much of the county’s emergency communications system. Jacobs also chairs the IBEW/NECA Joint Apprenticeship Trust Fund, which oversees workforce training at the center.
In addition to workforce development, Jacobs helps guide the Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA partnership in supporting economic development and a number of community betterment initiatives including Rebuilding Together St. Louis, Habitat for Humanity, Light up St. Louis and STEM initiatives.