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Today, NENA is launching a FREE e-mail news service called Public Safety SmartBrief. It will provide a weekly summary of news, trends, & updates on public safety issues – not just 9-1-1, but police, fire, & EMS as well. Public Safety SmartBrief brings you the news that really matters. Knowledgeable editors handpick key articles from hundreds of publications, summarize them, & provide direct links to the original sources. In other words, we do all the research & you get the latest news in your inbox or on your handheld device, absolutely free. Sign up now or read a sample issue.

NENA Development ConferenceAt the NENA Development Conference (February 5-8 in Orlando,FL), you have the opportunity to learn, in-depth,about the latest issues facing publicsafety, collaborate with your peers ondocuments and standards that will govern the emergencycommunications landscape of the 21st Century,and contribute to 9-1-1’s long-termability to overcome (and proactively prevent) the challengesahead.
From both the technical and operations perspectives, attendeesof this working conference can expect to roll up their sleevesand lend their expertise to bolster NENA’s currentinitiatives and identify the emerging topics that will definethe association’s path forward in 2012.
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NENA Applauds FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Next Generation 9-1-1

Posted: Sep 23 – 09:33 am
On September 22, NENA praised Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski for the Commission’s adoption of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) focused on accelerating the development and deployment of Next Generation 9-1-1(?) (NG9-1-1(?)) systems. 
Learn more about the NPRM:

NENA to Co-Host National Workshop on 9-1-1 Overload

Posted: Sep 14 – 04:15 pm

The 9-1-1 Industry Alliance (9IA) will host a national workshop on 9-1-1 overload on October 4-5, 2011, at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center in Washington, D.C. Public safety decision-makers and government officials are invited to engage in a national dialog on this important problem, which affects people in need of help due to incidents ranging from routine emergencies to major disasters. The workshop will feature prominent speakers, working sessions, and panel discussions intended to drive a national dialog that will help alleviate 9-1-1 overload situations.

NENA Remembers September 11th

Posted: Sep 10 – 12:28 pm

On this 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, NENA mourns the loss of life that day in New York, Arlington, VA, and Stonycreek, PA. We honor the efforts of first responders and citizens alike who participated in the emergency response, allowing so many to return home that night when they themselves would not. Words cannot adequately express the debt of gratitude owed to these heroes who showed the world, in the face of unspeakable horror, the best that America and humanity have to offer. Today, we remember them, the familes they left behind, and all affected by this tragedy.

Rep. Eshoo Calls for Nationwide, Interoperable Communications Network for First Responders

Posted: Sep 7 – 04:50 pm
On September 7, Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Palo Alto), Ranking Member on the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee, joined with public safety officials in calling for bipartisan legislation to create a nationwide, interoperable broadband communications network for first responders.  Eshoo released the following statement:

Congratulations to Our Summer 2011 ENPs!

Posted: Sep 6 – 02:18 pm

 NENA is proud to recognize the 15 individuals who successfully passed the Spring ENP Exam and are now officially certified Emergency Number Professionals. You can also download a list of all our new ENPs from this testing period.

FCC Announces September Public Safety Showcase

Posted: Sep 1 – 10:56 am

 The Federal Communications Commission’s Office of Managing Director and the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau recently announced that during the month of September, the FCC Technology Experience Center will showcase public safety and homeland security technologies in recognition of Emergency Preparedness Month. 

The FCC Technology Experience Center (FCC TEC) is an on-site technology lab that provides FCC employees and visitors to FCC headquarters hands-on experience with the latest communications devices and solutions.   During the September showcase, a range of state-of-the-art tools available to first responders and homeland security professionals will be exhibited.

NENA Consolidates Ops & Tech Committees into New Structure

Posted: Sep 13 – 02:37 pm
The NENA Executive Board recently approved a reorganization of NENA’s Operations and Technical Committees into a single entity known as the NENA Development Group (NDG), led by the Development Steering Council (DSC). The intent of the reorganization is to create a more interconnected committee structure that better serves the NENA Membership and the emergency services community by addressing operations and technical issues in tandem. The Co-Chairs of the DSC are Pete Eggimann, ENP and Tony Busam, ENP.

Introduction to i3 Webinar – On-Demand Archive Coming Soon!

Posted: Aug 24 – 03:57 pm

NENA and the Next Generation Partner Program would like to thank all who attended the first in a series of webinars on the i3 document that took place on Thursday, August 18. An archived version of this presentation and question and answer session designed to increase your knowledge of i3 and answer some of the “big picture” questions surrounding i3 will be availabe early next week.

Visit the Introduction to i3 page for additional baseline information on the document.


Posted: Jul 26 – 09:55 am

Visit the NENA Facebook page to see a few pictures of recent PSAP visits by NENA’s CEO, Brian Fontes, and Director of Government Affairs, Trey Forgety.

President Galway’s Welcome Message

Posted: Jul 13 – 03:01 pm

Greetings NENA Members!

I am honoured to serve as your President for 2011 – 2012. The coming year will be filled with great opportunities to make significant contributions to public safety, and I look forward to working alongside each of you to achieve our shared goal of advancing 9-1-1 (and all other three-digit emergency telephone numbers) into the next generation.