Technical Committee – Non-Traditional

The Non-Traditional Technical Committee is responsible for developing standards, Technical Requirements Documents or Technical Information Documents for all issues related to future products and services that may affect 9-1-1.  The committee’s goal is to monitor industry, science and technology activities for any such items, research possible

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impact and draft appropriate documents that can be forwarded to other NENA Committee’s or regulatory and industry standard organizations in order to ensure all devices may access 9-1-1 anytime and anywhere.  The Committee pools the respective knowledge of its members to understand new technology implications, bring appropriate technologies to the attention of the 9-1-1 community and describe the impact on emergency call services.

The committee consists of several Working Groups:

  • Telematics: Voice and Data Services Impacting 9-1-1
  • Aircraft internet
  • Future 9-1-1 Models

Any NENA member interested in joining any Non-Traditional Working Groups, please review the Scopes & Goals at the bottom of the page and then contact the Committee Chair or Vice Chair to be added to a specific working group.

Paul McLaren is currently Director of Support Engineering for Intrado.  With more than 30 years experience in Public Safety, Paul is a past PSAP Manager from New York State, K-9 dog handler, Paramedic and volunteer firefighter.  Educated at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY his degree is in Electrical Engineering with advanced work in propagation studies.  Paul is a well known speaker on technology issues and has taught classes in public safety technology, VoIP, GIS, Para-medicine, Land Navigation, disaster recover and GPS.  During the time with his previous employer, Positron, he was instrumental in implementing numerous public safety solutions including 9-1-1, CAD, trunked radio, mobile data and mapping systems.  Paul’s exposure to Public Safety agencies world wide has given him a unique perspective of solutions for emergency call handling and response.
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