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NG911 Standards: Making Emergency Response Even Better

Sep 22, 2021

NG911 standards are the future of emergency response. Next Generation 911 is more than just a new communications system. These requirements will be the backbone of an entirely new and improved emergency technology that can save more lives and propert...
NG911 standards are the future of emergency response. Next Generation 911 is more than just a new communications system. These requirements will be the backbone of an entirely new and improved emergency technology that can save more lives and property across the nation. NG911 is an emerging system designed to manage emergency calls and respond to situations more quickly and effectively. It's also set to offer more improvements to current 911 systems. With Next Generation 911's standards,...
How NG911 Benefits Telecommunicators

Sep 15, 2021

NG911 is a new communication technology that will revolutionize the way telecommunicators communicate with first responders and the general public during an emergency. Next Generation 911 was designed to provide telecommunicators like you with the to...
NG911 is a new communication technology that will revolutionize the way telecommunicators communicate with first responders and the general public during an emergency. Next Generation 911 was designed to provide telecommunicators like you with the tools needed to make your job more effective and efficient. NG911 also benefits PSAP and emergency communication centers that can now process calls faster, reducing response times for first responders in the field. Next Generation 911 is transformin...
What You Can Do to Ease the Transition into NG911

Sep 08, 2021

As an emergency first responder, you know better than anyone that every single individual benefits from 911 services and technology. While you may understand that modern and reliable technology is essential for the public safety industry, you might n...
As an emergency first responder, you know better than anyone that every single individual benefits from 911 services and technology. While you may understand that modern and reliable technology is essential for the public safety industry, you might not know that the NG911 system has all but replaced traditional structures.  The transition to Next Generation 911 (NG911) may have already begun depending on where you live. Across the U.S., many emergency telecommunication agencies, first respond...
We are a Proud Supporter of 9-1-1 For Kids

Aug 23, 2021

In San Antonio, TX on August 17th, 2021, 10-year-old Gauge Lynde and 9-1-11 dispatcher Irene Jordan (Upton County Sheriffs) received the 9-1-1 Local Heroes Award Medal of Honor presented by NGA 911 and 9-1-1 For Kids ® during the APCO International...
In San Antonio, TX on August 17th, 2021, 10-year-old Gauge Lynde and 9-1-11 dispatcher Irene Jordan (Upton County Sheriffs) received the 9-1-1 Local Heroes Award Medal of Honor presented by NGA 911 and 9-1-1 For Kids ® during the APCO International 2021 Conference. "We are honoring Gauge and what was achieved through the education of how to use 9-1-1, lives were saved. Without the training of 9-1-1 For Kids ®, an emergency situation would create confusion. But you’d be shocked at how calm th...
NG9-1-1: What Is It & What To Know

Aug 18, 2021

The 9-1-1 system has been a success story since its first introduction in the U.S. in the late 1960s. However, advancements in modern communications technology create the need for updated emergency response systems now more than ever. Thankfully, thi...
The 9-1-1 system has been a success story since its first introduction in the U.S. in the late 1960s. However, advancements in modern communications technology create the need for updated emergency response systems now more than ever. Thankfully, this is where NG9-1-1 comes in! NG9-1-1, also known as Next Generation 911, is the next step in the evolution of emergency and public safety services. This system was developed with the purpose of replacing traditional 911 systems and providing insta...
Creating A Nationwide Outage Reporting System

Jun 23, 2021

Millions of Americans rely on 9-1-1 every year, but it is not without challenges. 9-1-1 can be impacted by network failures, attacks, carrier outages, and natural disasters that can cause outages that make it impossible for the public to get through...
Millions of Americans rely on 9-1-1 every year, but it is not without challenges. 9-1-1 can be impacted by network failures, attacks, carrier outages, and natural disasters that can cause outages that make it impossible for the public to get through when they need it most. While the industry pushes for upgrades in technology to mitigate downtimes, the recently introduced [Emergency Reporting Act](https://homelandprepnews.com/stories/64192-emergency-reporting-act-introduced-in-congress/#:~:te...
NGA 911 Q&A: Creating A Regional Plan

May 06, 2021

You asked, we answered! Question: Can I deploy Next Generation 9-1-1 without a statewide plan? Answer: Yes! Did you know that in 2011, only four states had developed a comprehensive strategy to deploy NG9-1-1? By 2019, more than 30 states had...
You asked, we answered! Question: Can I deploy Next Generation 9-1-1 without a statewide plan? Answer: Yes! Did you know that in 2011, only four states had developed a comprehensive strategy to deploy NG9-1-1? By 2019, more than 30 states had an NG9-1-1 plan in place, and there are more on the way. PSAPs in states that have not adopted an NG9-1-1 plan may feel that a lack of coordination and funding at the state level will be another barrier to bringing nex gen to their communities. But...
Young, but not new to Public Safety

Mar 04, 2021

Did you know that NGA 911 created the first end-to-end i3 conformant NG9-1-1 solution on the market? *Now you might be thinking, Wait, what? I thought NGA 911 was a new company.* **Young, but not new to Public Safety.** We got our start in...
Did you know that NGA 911 created the first end-to-end i3 conformant NG9-1-1 solution on the market? *Now you might be thinking, Wait, what? I thought NGA 911 was a new company.* **Young, but not new to Public Safety.** We got our start in 2015 when NGA 911 CEO and co-founder Don Ferguson developed an application that created a bridge between at-risk youth and the resource officers assigned to their schools. The app, kind of an "easy button," connected kids to officers any time, night,...
NG9-1-1 Back to Basics: What is GIS?

Mar 01, 2021

For decades, Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) has been referred to as “The Future of The 9-1-1 Industry.” Government officials and industry experts have worked tirelessly to roll out NG9-1-1 in the United States. Still, after years of planning, only a...
For decades, Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) has been referred to as “The Future of The 9-1-1 Industry.” Government officials and industry experts have worked tirelessly to roll out NG9-1-1 in the United States. Still, after years of planning, only a fraction of our nation’s Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) have been able to adopt this technology. It’s time for a nationwide upgrade. If you are interested in deploying a cloud-based solution or need help talking to your elected officials...
NG9-1-1 Back to Basics: What Is An ESInet?

Feb 19, 2021

Over the last 50 years, 9-1-1 has become the gateway to receiving emergency services in the United States. However, the telecommunications industry standards are changing, and now, thousands of Public Safety Answering Points are relying on outdated t...
Over the last 50 years, 9-1-1 has become the gateway to receiving emergency services in the United States. However, the telecommunications industry standards are changing, and now, thousands of Public Safety Answering Points are relying on outdated technology to respond to crises in a new millennium. It’s time for a nationwide upgrade, and NGA 911 is committed to bringing NG9-1-1 to communities around the world. If you are interested in deploying NG9-1-1 in your area, this Back to Basics seri...