NENA News, Press & Stories
On February 14, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was publicly notified by the National Emergency Address Database (NEAD) administrator, NEAD LLC, that the NEAD had been fully decommissioned and would not be made available to the public safety community.
NEAD was originally envisioned in the Roadmap for Improving E911 Location Accuracy, which was agreed upon by the four major wireless... more
NENA is proud to announce the first-ever recipient of the Wendy Day Memorial Scholarship is Megan Hamilton of Decatur County Communications in Indiana.
This newly established scholarship will send one deserving woman per year to NENA?s 9-1-1 Goes to Washington conference, in honor of Wendy Day?s feminism, passion for 9-1-1 policy, and dedication to the betterment of public safety. The... more
An ENP scholarship opportunity is now available to current NENA members that meet the eligibility requirements for ENP Certification and plan to sit for the exam by January 2021.
Five ENP Scholarships will be awarded (one per membership region). Each scholarship recipient will receive complimentary registration to take the ENP exam during the Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Winter 2021 examination... more
The nation?s leading 9-1-1 organization is welcoming the establishment of an independent body to encourage greater interoperability in Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) systems.
Together with other stakeholders, the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) will participate in the new NG9-1-1 Interoperability Oversight Commission, an independent body that will oversee key programs related to... more
The NENA Request for Proposal Considerations Information Document is intended for 9?1?1 authorities that have made the decision to issue an RFP for the purpose of procuring all or part of a Next Generation 9?1?1 system. This document recommends a structure and content to guide a project team that has been given the charter to develop an RFP. It anticipates that other work has been done and... more
NENA invites members of the 9-1-1 community to submit nominees to represent stakeholder interest categories on the NG9-1-1 Interoperability Oversight Commission (Commission). This body will provide independent oversight of the PSAP Credentialing Agency (PCA) and the Forest Guide, two functional elements required to be operated centrally for NG9-1-1 to work according to prevailing standards. These... more
The NENA Hearing Standards for Public Safety Telecommunicators provides assistance to public safety answering points (PSAPs) in establishing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant hearing standards for public safety telecommunicators. It is a function of the public safety Telecommunicator to receive and process audible information from various telecommunications devices as well as... more
The NENA Information Document for GIS Data Stewardship for Next Generation 9?1?1 supports the development of complete, accurate and current GIS datasets to be used within NG9 1 1 systems. These datasets will be used to validate call location information, to route calls to the correct responding agency, and to display locations in context for call handling purposes. Following the recommendations... more
Nutrition, Fitness, & Sleep Awareness for 9-1-1
Wednesday, January 29 | 3PM Eastern (live) or On-DemandFREE for NENA Members | Not a member? Join today to receive access!Click here to register!
Working in 9-1-1 is not only stressful, but can significantly impact your health. In theory, improving your overall wellness may seem simple ? but it certainly isn?t easy. In this webinar, you will... more
From the office of California Assemblymember Rudy Salas:
Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) joined a group of public safety dispatchers from across the state for a press conference to celebrate Assembly Bill 1945 (AB 1945), which would recognize the brave work of public safety dispatchers by classifying them as first responders. Currently, the Federal government describes... more