ALABAMA NENA CALL FOR OFFICER NOMINATIONS – 2017

This is the first official notification for Officer Nominations by the Election Committee for 2017. Nominations are for First Vice President (VP), 2nd VP, Mobile LATA VP, Birmingham LATA VP and Private Sector VP. At our July Quarterly Meeting, the Election Committee will announce its nominations for the upcoming vacant positions and call for further nominations from the floor. Voting for candidates will occur 60 days in advance of our October meeting and be announced at that time.

Thanks to all of you for what you do and let’s get those nominations in.

Gulf Coast Conference 2017

​Perdido Beach Resort

Orange Beach, Alabama

Alabama NENA - 3rd Quarter Meeting - July 19th, 2017 - & Upcoming Events

The AL-NENA 3rd quarterly meeting will be Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 1:00pm.

Site for ALNENA Quarterly meeting: 

Alabama 9-1-1 Board Office
1 Commerce Street, Suite 620
Montgomery, Al.
36102

Executive Board meeting will be Tuesday, July 18th 2017 at 10:00am at the Prattville Marriot.

***UPCOMING TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES***

Bullying and Negativity in the Communications Center Seminar

Sponsored by: Autauga County 9-1-1

When:            Monday, June 26, 2017 OR Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Where:           Prattville Chamber of Commerce, 131 North Court Street, Prattville, AL

Time:             8AM – 5PM

Cost:              $99.00/person - Lunch also provided

Click here(link is external) for more information and registration.

 

FirstNet: What is it and What does it mean to Me? & Mentally Ill Callers

Sponsored by: Alabama Chapter of APCO

When:            Thursday, August 3, 2017

Where:           Alabama Power, 2030 7th Street South, Clanton, AL

Time:             10AM – 4PM

Cost:              $50/person - Lunch also provided

Click here(link is external) for more information and registration.

2017 District 6 Legislative Breakfast

The Alabama Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association in conjunction with the Alabama 9-1-1 Board held its first legislative breakfast on April 5th. Designed to give legislators an opportunity to meet with 9-1-1 representatives from their area, the breakfast targeted U.S. House District 6. A lively discussion was held concerning Next Generation 9-1-1 and how Alabama intends to implement a statewide emergency services network that will tie all public safety answering points together and ensure that information is seamlessly transferred from caller to responder. State 9-1-1 Board Executive Director Leah Missildine shared her thoughts on steps that need to be taken to achieve maximum utilization of this network and Alabama NENA President Caleb Branch expanded on potential uses for this platform in an ever-changing digital age. More legislative breakfasts are plan during the next session - each held at the district level.

2017 9-1-1 GOES TO WASHINGTON

These are the Talking Points that was discussed in the meetings.

Below is a slideshow of photos taken.

 

Red E. Fox Costume

Red E. Fox costume was created as way to teach children how to save lives and property through the proper use of 9-1-1,  Red. E. Fox was created as a 9-1-1 Public Safety icon in the tradition of Smokey Bear and McGruff the Crime Dog.  Red E. Fox has been the official 9-1-1 mascot since 1994.

If you would like to borrow the costume for educational purposes, contact one of the agencies below:  

Text to 9-1-1

Attached are copies of a sample request letter for Text to 9-1-1 services and the contact information for the four Tier 1 wireless carriers that Districts will need to use to request Text to 9-1-1 service.  

Lee Moore (lee.moore@911consult.com) provided the generic letter and contact information of the carriers.  Ray Preston (ray.preston@att.com) provided the letter to AT&T.  

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