9-1-1Talk Email List

What is 911Talk?

The 911Talk email list server is a great way to network with other NENA members and your peers in 9-1-1. Discuss current events, ask for help on an issue or problem, ask your peers questions about their experiences in 9-1-1, bounce ideas off each other…  If it’s related to the technology or management of 9-1-1, you can talk about it here. Best of all, the 911Talk list knows no geographic boundaries! Once you join the list and start sending messages, your email is received by all members of the list from across the U.S. and Internationally. That makes staying up to date and networking with your peers easy and fun.

Click here to go to 911Talk Web Interface then select “Join or leave the list”. You can also change your list member settings and access the list archives. Scroll down to learn more about 911Talk.

How Does 911Talk Work?

911Talk is an email list server.  Once you join and become a member of the list, you may send your questions and messages to the list.  Your email message goes to 911Talk, and bounces out to every member of the list.  As a list member, you also receive every message that is sent to the list by other list members.  You can opt to receive these either one-by-one as they are sent to 911Talk throughout the day, which is called the Regular version, or you can choose the Digest version.  With the Digest, you receive one email per day from 911Talk, with all the messages from the day listed in it.

Remember to participate in the discussions when you have information to offer.  The more list members who participate, the more valuable the list will be to all of you!

How do I Join 911Talk?

To join the NENA 911Talk Email List, click here. Then click on “Join or leave the list”, and enter your information and choices on the next page and click “Join the list.”  You’ll receive an email confirmation soon after, which includes a link for confirmation.  Once you have completed the confirmation, you become a 911Talk list member and can start posting messages to the list. You’ll begin receiving them then, too.  Note, the email confirmation protects you so no one else can subscribe or unsubscribe you to the list, or change your settings.

Don’t forget, once you establish a 911Talk log-on for the NENA web site, you can manage all these functions with the click of a button through the list’s Web Interface.  When you use your username and password to do this, no email confirmation is necessary. (Scroll down for more info on Web Interface.)

What are the List Rules?

The NENA 911Talk list server is for NENA, 9-1-1 and emergency communications/services related discussions. While the list is not moderated, NENA reserves the right to delete any message or remove any participant from the list. Please keep messages as brief as possible and provide Internet addresses for more information when available.

No commercial announcements are allowed on the list, nor discussion not germane to NENA, technical or managerial topics relating to 9-1-1. (List members not adhering to the guidelines may be warned and/or removed from the 911Talk email list. While the list is currently open to all members of the 9-1-1 industry, NENA reserves the right to limit list membership to NENA members.)

To avoid spreading viruses to list members, email attachments are not allowed. If you need to send an attachment, notify a list member of a commercial offering, or carry on a one-on-one discussion, please email the person individually. Remember, messages sent to the NENA 911Talk list are archived on the NENA web site and may be viewed by the general public.

Be sure to add your name, company/agency, and contact information to the email messages you send to the list. This is typically called your “signature” and may be able to be automatically added to each email you send using settings in your email software. Email messages sent to the list don’t automatically denote who the sender is.

How Do I Use the 911Talk Web Interface?

If you go to the 911Talk web pages, you can establish a password for yourself and then update your 911Talk list member settings when you need to. It’s really convenient if you need to change settings before going out of town, to change which version of the list you subscribe to, etc. You can also access the list archives online, and post messages in case you have web access but not email access.

To set up your password for the web interface, you must already have joined the list.  Then, go to 911Talk Web Interface, click on “911Talk Email List.” Then click on “Join or Leave the List.” In the first paragraph on that page, click on “Click Here.” Enter the email address you are currently receiving list messages at, and a password of your choice. Then click “Register Password.” You will soon receive an email confirmation with a link to click on–doing this will activate your password.

What if I Need Help or Have Questions?

If you need help subscribing to the list, setting up your web interface password, or if you have questions about the list, please email [email protected]