Membership has an opportunity to send two members to the State Gulf Coast Conference in October, 2017 at Orange Beach.  These are members of the Association who are in good standing with the Association and their Agency, but whose Agency does not have the means to normally send them to attend the State conference.  The Agency must be willing to release the applicant(s) chosen to attend and cover any peripheral costs above the normal stipend of $1,500.00 per applicant.  Additional details are in the program and the attached application that is required for consideration.  We are placing the program and applications online at this time to ensure that we are able to select candidates for this upcoming conference in Orange Beach.  Questions regarding the program or candidacy can be forwarded to the Alabama Chapter Executive Board.

Alabama NENA Communications Awards Program 2017 Nomination Package


Who are your outstanding performer(s)?  We know you have them.  Someone who, through their almost singular actions, brought a life-saving incident to a timely and safe resolution. Or, someone who has performed at peak efficiency, accurately processing large volumes of calls and dispatches throughout the year. Or, creating that database that everyone in the Center depends upon!  Whether recommended by their peers or supervisors, it’s time to provide them with the recognition they richly deserve.

Guess what?  It’s time to start putting those nomination packages together so they can be submitted to the Awards Committee by September 1, 2017.  Get the process rolling in your agency now.  Don’t delay!  Take this opportunity to recognize and award your outstanding performers.  Not everyone can be selected, but just to be nominated is a privilege because it shows that YOU recognize their outstanding performance! 

Award winners a stipend up to $1,500.00 for full conference registration, hotel and meals.  You must do your own registration and reservations.  The nominating agency must be willing to release the applicant chosen to attend and cover any peripheral costs above the stipend.  Transportation is on your own.

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 couple that where submitted.

Please contact Caleb Branch with any suggestions or comments at:






Alabama Chapter of APCO Presents

The 2017 Fall “Two-Day Workshop”

The Alabama Chapter of APCO is pleased to announce it will be hosting a Fall Two-Day Workshop November 02-03, 2017 at the Island House Hotel in Orange Beach, AL! The Workshop is only $125.00 per person and provides a great opportunity to obtain 10 CEU’s for your employees and supervisors.

Training Sessions:

                NCIC Updates                                                        Missing & Exploited Children

                ALACOP/USES/RESOURCES                              APPS-Fusion Center

                National Weather Service                                      Fire Ground Communications

                Below 100                                                              Alabama Gulf EMS Systems

                Human Trafficking

The Workshop will begin on Thursday November 02, 2017 at 1 pm and continue until 5pm. At 7pm everyone is invited to a “Fire Side Chat” with a dessert table. This is a great time to meet new people who share our passion.  Classes will resume on Friday November 03, 2017 at 8am until 4pm. Breakfast and lunch will be provided with lunch being served during our regular APCO meeting from 11:00-12:00. Hotel reservations can be made by calling The Island House Hotel at 251-981-6100 and mention the APCO Fall Workshop or APCO –Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials. The room rate is $109.00 per night and the deadline for hotel registration at this rate is October 08, 2017. 

Form is attached Click Here.

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.


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 ( provided the generic letter and contact information of the carriers.  Ray Preston ( provided the letter to AT&T.