Alabama NENA Communications Awards Program 2015 Nomination Package

From: Alabama NENA Executive Board

To: Membership

Subj: 2nd Annual Awards

Wow! Almost a whole year has gone by since the Alabama NENA Chapter initiated a very successful annual awards program for our agencies. 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 a new category of award, Technician of the Year, and 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 28th . 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!

4th Quarter Meeting - Oct. 13, 2015

The October AL-NENA quarterly meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 during the Annual Gulf Coast Conterence October 11-14, 2015 - Orange Beach, AL

Check the Conference schedule for time and room.

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:  

UPDATED--Training Sponsorship of NENA 1-day course‏

As some of you know, we’ve successfully completed the first two Customer Service classes hosted in northern Alabama.  We’ve finalized the details on the second two in southern Alabama and want to remind everyone of their availability.  Please visit our website at this link to view the updated flyer and forms or you may use the attachment to this email.  Completed registrations should be emailed to me. Thanks again for your participation and support.  We look forward to seeing some of your personnel in the classes.  If you have already registered using the original form, there is no need to register again.



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