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NG911 Terminology: Learn the Terms and Be Prepared for Next Generation 911

Aug 08, 2022

As Next Generation 911 is implemented across the nation, emergency professionals need to become familiar with NG9-1-1 terminology associated with this advanced technology. The NG911 infrastructure comes with many new standards for public safety, and...
As Next Generation 911 is implemented across the nation, emergency professionals need to become familiar with NG9-1-1 terminology associated with this advanced technology. The NG911 infrastructure comes with many new standards for public safety, and with those come essential terms, processes, acronyms, and entities to add to your vocabulary.  In this blog post from our trusted Next Generation 911 providers and experts at NGA, we will define some of the most important terms so that your emerge...
NG911 Benefits: Why Emergency Call Center Success and Community Safety Depend on Updated 911 Technology - NGA

Jul 25, 2022

According to a report by NBC Washington in 2021, outdated 911 system technology caused nearly 100,000 emergency calls in our Nation's capital of Washington D.C. to be directed to the wrong call centers or required calls to be transferred to the prope...
According to a report by NBC Washington in 2021, outdated 911 system technology caused nearly 100,000 emergency calls in our Nation's capital of Washington D.C. to be directed to the wrong call centers or required calls to be transferred to the proper jurisdiction. Those 100,000 calls represented 100,000 individuals who were facing possible life-threatening situations.  Recent events such as inconsistent emergency call handling and transferring and security breaches have highlighted the vulne...
NG911 NOW: A Look into the Coalition Dedicated to Accelerating the Deployment Next Generation 911

Jul 14, 2022

Emergency response is evolving. Smart devices and digital technologies allow dispatchers to receive and act on information instantly. If you're a public safety professional, you know just how vital advanced emergency telecommunications systems, like...
Emergency response is evolving. Smart devices and digital technologies allow dispatchers to receive and act on information instantly. If you're a public safety professional, you know just how vital advanced emergency telecommunications systems, like NG9-1-1, are to the people and communities you serve. NG911 (Next Generation 911) is the future of emergency response. But what is NG911 really, and why is it such an essential upgrade for public safety? In this blog from our NG911 providers and ex...
Migrating to The NG911 System in 5 Steps

Jul 08, 2022

Regarding public safety, the U.S. has made great strides with the adoption and implementation of NG9-1-1 (Next Generation 911). The NG911 system is an innovative infrastructure that allows for seamless communication between 911 callers, dispatchers,...
Regarding public safety, the U.S. has made great strides with the adoption and implementation of NG9-1-1 (Next Generation 911). The NG911 system is an innovative infrastructure that allows for seamless communication between 911 callers, dispatchers, and first responders through interconnected IP (Internet Protocol) cloud-based networks.  While the Next Generation 911 system will guide public safety into the digital age with revolutionary telecommunications technology, migrating to NG911 can s...
NG911 Federal Funding: What You Need to Know

Jun 17, 2022

911 call centers and emergency response organizations are being asked to do more with less these days. As public safety demands evolve with the rapid advancements in communication technology, 911 personnel must have the tools and infrastructures to p...
911 call centers and emergency response organizations are being asked to do more with less these days. As public safety demands evolve with the rapid advancements in communication technology, 911 personnel must have the tools and infrastructures to protect individuals and communities successfully.  Countless lives are saved annually across the United States thanks to the quick thinking of highly trained emergency response professionals and the 911 systems they use. As such, 911 telecommunicat...
NG911 Data Model: Getting GIS Data Ready for Next Generation 911

Jun 09, 2022

NENA (The National Emergency Number Association) evaluates that 240 million 911 calls are made in America each year, with over 80 percent coming from smartphones and other wireless devices. Given this information, updating the 911 infrastructure with...
NENA (The National Emergency Number Association) evaluates that 240 million 911 calls are made in America each year, with over 80 percent coming from smartphones and other wireless devices. Given this information, updating the 911 infrastructure with more innovative and precise geographic location technology was a need recognized in 2000 that led to the development of NG9-1-1.  Emergency response telecommunications systems like NG911 (Next Generation 911) can not be truly successful witho...
How 911 Started: Understanding The Origins of 911 and Making the Switch to NG911

Jun 03, 2022

Over time, technological evolutions have created a demand for emergency systems that can keep up with the immediate needs of a digitally-communicating world. While the 911 infrastructure of the past has served communities well across America, public...
Over time, technological evolutions have created a demand for emergency systems that can keep up with the immediate needs of a digitally-communicating world. While the 911 infrastructure of the past has served communities well across America, public safety industry leaders have recognized the request for more accurate and streamlined 911 systems with the implementation and switch to NG9-1-1.  In this blog from the leading NG911 providers and experts at NGA, we will discuss: Wha...
A Look Into the NENA NG9-1-1 Project

May 17, 2022

Developments in technology and communications systems have created a growing need for more advanced and streamlined processes for citizens to access emergency services. While existing 911 systems have helped telecommunicators manage 911 calls for ove...
Developments in technology and communications systems have created a growing need for more advanced and streamlined processes for citizens to access emergency services. While existing 911 systems have helped telecommunicators manage 911 calls for over thirty years, these systems don’t have the infrastructures to keep up with advancing digital communications technology.  Modern communication devices are evolving rapidly, many of which are wireless and include IP (Internet Protocol) and cloud-b...
Next Generation 911 Resources for 2022

May 12, 2022

Next Generation 911 Resources for 2022 As a leading provider of NG9-1-1, NGA is here to be a complete resource that PSAPs (Public Safety Answering Points) and other emergency response agencies can rely on when it comes to all things Next Generation...
Next Generation 911 Resources for 2022 As a leading provider of NG9-1-1, NGA is here to be a complete resource that PSAPs (Public Safety Answering Points) and other emergency response agencies can rely on when it comes to all things Next Generation 911.  At NGA, we believe that more information can mean a smoother transition to NG911, and that’s why we’ve created this comprehensive resource guide for Next Generation 911 in 2022.  NG911: The Basics  At its most basic, Next Generation 911 is a...
The Evolution of the PSAP in An NG911 Environment

May 04, 2022

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.content.text-justify h3, .content.text-justify h3 > span{ font-weight: 400 !important; } Now more than ever, the need for faster, more accurate emergency response is essential in a world of evolving technology and increasing cybersecurity risks. With more NG9-1-1 systems being implemented throughout the country, how PSAPs (Public Safety Answering Points) receive alerts from alarm systems and respond to emergency events and 911 calls will improve drastically.    With NG911 (Next Ge...