Wireless E9-1-1

Wireless 9-1-1 Checklist

NENA’s Wireless 9-1-1 Checklist is provided as a tool to assist9-1-1 authorities in the implementation of Phase I Wireless 9-1-1 service. NENAmakes no claim that this is an all-encompassing list, nor that the steps arelisted in the order that applies to every PSAP. The expectation is that eachPSAP authority that undertakes the implementation of Wireless 9-1-1 service willcustomize the list as their circumstances dictate. Over time, we would hope thatmembers add steps that may have been omitted. (Moreinformation/download checklist…)

NENA Press Releases

National9-1-1 Organization Supports Passage of Ohio Wireless Bill–Association ApplaudsOhio Lawmakers and 9-1-1 Professionals for Responsible Policy 

  • Columbus, Ohio (May 1, 2000)—The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) is conducting a general press briefing on the safety of Ohio’s cell phone users. As a part of the briefing, the national organization NENA will award members of Ohio’s Public Safety community with a proclamation of support, acknowledging Ohio’s public safety leaders. The press briefing will contain a presentation of audio tapes that illustrate the dramatic impact 9-1-1 has on America’s citizens.

NENA PleasedWith Today’s FCC Ruling on Wireless 9-1-1–FCC Recognizes the Need for CostRecovery Language

  • Columbus, Ohio (November 18, 1999)—The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) supports today’s FCC ruling on Wireless E-9-1-1. In today’s decision, the FCC modified and clarified the E-9-1-1 rules in order to promote the implementation of wireless Phase I and Phase II location services for wireless 9-1-1 calls. The modification removed Cost Recovery as a prerequisite condition for Wireless telephone carriers to provide Phase I and Phase II services, while retaining the requirement that state and local governments pass funding legislation to support the related costs of public safety entities. (more)

WirelessCommunications and Public Safety Act (S.800) is Signed Into Law—9-1-1 is NowThe Universal Emergency Phone Number

  • Columbus, Ohio (October 26, 1999)—Today, President Clinton signed Senate Bill 800 (S.800), officially making 9-1-1 the universal emergency number for America. Previously, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S.800 in a 424 to two vote, with the support of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and other public safety organizations. The Law, known as the Wireless Communications and Public Safety Act of 1999, is now final. (more)

Wireless Communications and PublicSafety Act (S.800) Passes in U.S. House—Makes 9-1-1 The Universal EmergencyPhone Number

  • Columbus, Ohio (October 13, 1999)—The U.S. House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 800 (S.800) in a 424 to 2 vote yesterday, with the support of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and other public safety organizations. The Bill, known as the Wireless Communications and Public Safety Act of 1999, will now await a signature from President Clinton. (more)

Latest FCC Ruling Will Delay NeededLife-Saving 9-1-1 Services

  • Columbus, Ohio (September 16, 1999)–The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) is alarmed and disappointed with the recent ruling for cellular 9-1-1 calls. On September 15, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) modified its rules requiring life-saving location technology. In its ruling, the FCC extended compliance periods for phone manufacturers and wireless telephone companies to comply with the FCC?s 1996 rule, which requires location information for 9-1-1 calls. (more)

NENAInitiates Campaign to Educate Public Regarding 9-1-1 Services: Cell Phone Callers StillCannot be Located Automatically by Emergency Operators

Columbus, Ohio (June 28, 1999)–The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) has initiated a campaign to make public safety agencies, elected officials, and the American public aware that a federal requirement to install lifesaving location technology by 2001 is in serious jeopardy. (more)

FCC Revises Wireless E9-1-1 Rules

On September 15, 1999, the Federal Communications Commission(FCC) revised its rules to ensure compatibility with Enhanced 9-1-1 emergencycalling systems. This latest report, FCC 99-245, is available in PDF format;click below to download. (You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader toview this file. You can download it free at www.adobe.com.)

FCC 99-245: Revision of the Commission’sRules…

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