Alabama NENA Communications Awards Program 2016 Nomination Package

From: Alabama NENA Executive Board
To: Membership
​Subj: 3rd Annual Awards

Wow!  Yes, its that time of the year again. Get your program started NOW! 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.

And this year’s program has been expanded. We have expanded the awards to include a full State Annual Conference registration; including room, vendor hall and education session! Additional meals and travel are on your own or at your Agency’s cost. Additionally, the awards will be presented at the opening session so you will have plenty of time to acknowledge and congratulate the winners.

Guess what? It’s time to start putting those nomination packages together so they can be submitted to the Awards Committee by August 26th 2016 . 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!

Alabama NENA - 2nd Quarter Meeting - April 21, 2016

The AL-NENA 2nd quarterly meeting will be Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 10am.

Executive Board meeting will be held Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 3pm.

Site for ALNENA Board and Quarterly meeting:
                   GIS of Alabama Conference.
                   Orange Beach Event Center
                   4671 Wharf Pkwy W.
                   Orange Beach, AL. 36561
                   gis.alabama.gov/Conference.aspx
​                   NENA 2nd Quarterly will be held at same location on 04/21.

Would like to thank Xybix Systems Inc. For supplying lunch for the 1st Quarterly meeting in January.

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:  

Board Grant Program - Cycle 2

The full grant program document is attached.

The goal of this grant program is to provide financial assistance to Emergency Communications Districts (ECDs) based on demonstrated need(s) in compliance with §11-98 et seq. of the Code of Alabama 1975, as amended. The purpose is to fund non-recurring costs necessary to achieve or maintain continuity and enhancement of 9-1-1 assuring that every location in Alabama has access to 9-1-1 service.

Ebola Screening Guidelines for EMS/911

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has posted Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for Management of Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in the United States online at 

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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