***UPCOMING TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES***

Henry County E-911 will be hosting two training classes in January 2018. 

PowerPhone will be conducting a 911 Liability class on January 30th and an Active Shooter Response class on January 31st.  Both classes will be held in Abbeville and will be from 8:30am to 4:30pm each day.  The cost of the classes are $229.00 each and you can register by calling PowerPhone at 203-350-0337.  If you have any additional questions please give me a call in the office. 

Chad Sowell, CECA
E-911 Director
Henry County
P.O. Box 97
Headland, ! AL  36345
334.585.1911 - office

 

Alabama NENA - 1st Quarter Meeting - January 25th, 2018 - & Upcoming Events

The AL-NENA 1st quarter meeting will be Thursday, January 25th, 2018 at 10:00 am.

Site for ALNENA Quarterly meeting: 

Faucett Brothers Activity Center, 
13040 Eugenia Faucett Drive,
Northport, AL 35473
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Executive Board meeting will be Wednesday Jan. 24th  at 3PM.
Tuscaloosa County Emergency Operations Center,
7400 Richard M. Pierce Parkway,
Northport, AL 35473

In an effort to promote networking there is a block of rooms reserved at the Embassy Suites in downtown Tuscaloosa. These are for the night of Wednesday the 24th. The rate is $129 and includes an evening reception, breakfast, parking and wi-fi. You can book a room by calling the hotel at 205-561-2500 and our group name is Alabama NENA. Group code is NEN. If you have any problems with this please call Hayley Clough in my office. She is at (251) 639-2360 or hclough@mccd911.com

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:  

Job Announcements

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

IT/ GIS Coordinator

This position, at Marshall County 911 (MC911), will support and help maintain all computer hardware, software and communications resources (phone and radio) and provide desktop support to users who staff location 24 hour a day, 365 days a year. The position will also perform entry to intermediate level Geographical Information Systems (GIS) duties.

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.  

Gulf Coast Conference 2018

SAVE THE DATES!!

28th Annual 

Gulf Coast 9-1-1
Conference

October 14-17, 2018

 

​Perdido Beach Resort

Orange Beach, Alabama

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