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NENA is the premiere public safety industry organization for defining 9-1-1 technical issues and standardizing solutions for technology service providers, equipment manufacturers and industry-related standard setting bodies. NENA has established itself as an industry leader in standardizing technical solutions through its Technical Committees.
These standards enable compatibility of 9-1-1 technologies, minimize costs involved in provisioning and maintaining public safety communications, increase the effectiveness of 9-1-1 call handling and emergency response, and promote teamwork among industry providers of public safety products and services.
NENA has established this process for defining and solving complex technology issues related to the provision of emergency services. Such technology is inclusive of the hardware, software, private and public safety networks, data and public safety answering point (PSAP) apparatus used for emergency communications.
The roles and responsibilities of individuals and committees involved in the development, review and approval process for creation of the standards are well defined in NENA Standard 01-001, which may be downloaded at the link below.

The Technical Committee structure includes five committees. To see more information about a specific committee, as well as biographies and photos of each committee’s leadership, select the appropriate link below. Each committee page also contains all documents issued by the members.

     * Customer Premise Equipment
     * Data
     * Network
     * Non-Traditional
     * VoIP-Packet
       * Next Generation 9-1-1 Transition Planning Committee (NGTPC)

Your participation in the work of any of these committees is greatly appreciated.  For more information on how you can contribute to the development of 9-1-1
technical standards, technical information documents or technical requirements documents, contact the appropriate Committee Chair or Technical Chair/Liaison,
Tom Breen at ([email protected]) or Technical Vice-Chair/Liaison, Billy Ragsdale ([email protected]).

Any questions on the Technical Committee web pages, please contact the Technical Committee Web Administrator, Delaine Arnold, ([email protected]) .


Adobe Acrobat PDF file 01-001 NENA Technical Organization Structure and Document Development & Approval Process, Issue 3, June 1, 2006
This document defines the technical organization & processes NENA has established for solving 9-1-1 issues & identifies roles & responsibilities of the individuals involved in the development, review & approval process for NENA Technical documents. These procedures have been developed to assist leadership, participants & administrators with understanding the processes of the Technical Committees involved in defining requirements & developing NENA standards for the public safety industry.

In order to submit an issue to the NENA Technical Committee, please complete and follow the instructions in this document. You may also include attachments, if required.

Please complete this form if you would like to apply for any Technical Committee leadership position. Be sure and follow the instructions on the form. If you need more space, you may include attachments.