NENA Press/News Releases


The press releases below are Adobe PDF files (Instructions).


Public Safety Files Comments Regarding Hatfield Report (11/19/02)


NENA Welcomes New Executive Director; Terry Peters Brings 20 Years of Association Management Experience: (11/4/02)


National Emergency Number Association (NENA) Honors Colorado Senator Wayne Allard (10/25/02)


Joint Public Safety Statement Applauds Independent E9-1-1 Report (10/23/02)


Association Implements Team to Facilitate 9-1-1 Improvements (9/30/02)


9-1-1 Association Participates in Wireless E9-1-1 Grant Program (8/15/02)



9-1-1 Gives Back to 9/11:  Public Safety Association Donates Funds to IAFF, NYFOP (August 13, 2002)


Stephen Seitz Joins NENA National Staff: New Governmental Affairs Director Establishes Association’s Presence in Washington, DC. (July 3, 2002)

NENA Booth Memorializes September 11: Conference Attendees can Contribute to the Spirit of 9-1-1 (June 7, 2002)

9-1-1 Examines Post September 11 Safety: Association Conference to Address Serving the Public in Changing Times (June 4, 2002)

Goerke to Serve as Interim Executive Director (March 11, 2002)

NENA Executive Director Resigns (March 11, 2002)

NENA Clarifies Position on NEXTEL Proposal–Nation’s 9-1-1 Organization Reviewing Proposal from NEXTEL to Provide $25M to APCO International or Affiliated Entity (February 7, 2002)

9-1-1 Association Responds to FCC Wireless Waivers–NENA disappointed about further delays, pleased with FCC’s other steps to move forward (October 8, 2001)

9-1-1 Usage Discretion Advised Following National Tragedy (September 11, 2001)

9-1-1/Disaster Response Expert Available for Comment (September 11, 2001)

Public Safety Reviewing Wireless 9-1-1 Waiver Requests (June 23, 2001)

National Association Honors Kids for Brave 9-1-1 Calls (June 22, 2001)

Four National 9-1-1 Heroes Honored–Young Children Nominated for Calling 9-1-1 to Save Lives/Property (June 18, 2001)

FCC Decision Supports Association Position on Wireless 9-1-1, FCC Letter to King County, WA Clarifies Rules, Will Benefit Public Safety (May 10, 2001)

9-1-1 Association Announces Program to Field Test Accuracy of Wireless 9-1-1 Location Services (May 7, 2001)

Wireless E9-1-1 Call Limitations Illustrated in Florida Tragedy (February 27, 2001)

Wireless Carrier Technology Plans Concern NENA: 9-1-1 Experts to Review Filings and Provide Analysis of Carrier Plans (November 29, 2000)

Association Recognizes Improvements in 9-1-1 Technology: Key Congressional leaders made 9-1-1 improvements possible (November 1, 2000)

NENA Encouraged by FCC Decision to Deny Waivers Pertaining to Nationwide Enhanced Wireless 9-1-1 Systems (September 12, 2000)

NENA Business Alliance Committee Members Announced Member News Release (September 11, 2000)

9-1-1 Association Announces 2000-01 Executive Officers:  New Executive Board will lead association goal of “One nation–One Number” (June 22, 2000) Image

Enhanced 9-1-1 for Cell Phones Still a Critical Issue: NENA Conference June 11-15 to focus on 9-1-1 issues, bring 9-1-1 experts together (May 26, 2000)

National 9-1-1 Organization Supports Passage of Ohio Wireless Bill: Association Applauds Ohio Lawmakers and 9-1-1 Professionals for Responsible Policy (May 1, 2000)

NENA Coordinates Industry-wide 9-1-1 Report Commission, Hires Deloitte & Touche for National Report Card Project (March 29, 2000)

NENA Task Force to Study 9-1-1 and HMO/Managed Care Relationships (February 15, 2000)

NENA Survey Shows 9-1-1 Communications Centers are Y2K Ready (December 15, 1999)

NENA Pleased with Today’s FCC Ruling on Wireless 9-1-1: FCC Recognizes the Need for Cost Recovery Language (November 18, 1999)

Wireless Communications and Public Safety Act (S.800) is Signed into Law: 9-1-1 is now The Universal Emergency Telephone Number (October 26, 1999)

Wireless Communications and Public Safety Act (S.800) Passes in U.S. House: Makes 9-1-1 The Universal Emergency Telephone Number (October 13, 1999)

Latest FCC Ruling Will Delay Needed Life-Saving 9-1-1 Services (September 16, 1999)

NENA Opposes HMOs and Insurance Companies Screening Emergency 9-1-1 Calls: HMO Response Plans Impede Service Efforts of America’s 9-1-1 Systems (August 24, 1999)

NENA Initiates Campaign to Educate Public Regarding 9-1-1 Services: Cell Phone Callers Still Cannot be Located Automatically by Emergency Operators (June 28, 1999)