Alabama NENA - 4th Quarter Meeting - October 17th, 2017 - & Upcoming Events

The AL-NENA 4th quarter meeting will be Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 8:00 am.

Site for ALNENA Quarterly meeting: 

Alabama NENA Gulf Coast Conference
                      Perdido Beach Resort
                   27200 Perdido Beach Blvd.
                   Orange Beach, AL  36561

Executive Board meeting will be Monday, July 16th 2017 Time and Place TBD.

Alabama NENA Draft Logo

The Alabama NENA Board is requesting comments of suggestions for a new logo. Here are a few that where submitted.

Please contact Caleb Branch with any suggestions or comments at: caleb@blount911.org 

***UPCOMING TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES***

Please be reminded that registration remains open for upcoming courses that are being sponsored by the Board. The dates and locations are as follows:

NENA CMCP – November 13-17, 2017 in Mobile, AL

Additional information and registration details for each course can be found at https://al911board.com/news.

As always, feel free to contact our office if you need any further information or assistance.

Thank you,

Dana Grubbs
Administrative Assistant
911BoardWeb-JRE
1 Commerce Street, Suite 620
Montgomery, AL 36104
O: 334-440-7911

www.al911board.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:  

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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