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 - 3rd Quarter Meeting - July 28, 2016 - & Upcoming Events

The AL-NENA 3rd quarterly meeting will be Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 10am.

Executive Board meeting will be held Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 3pm.

Site for ALNENA Quarterly meeting:
                   Central Alabama Community College
                   The Betty Carol Graham Technology Center
                   899 Jr. College Circle
                   Alexander City, Al. 35010

2016 9-1-1 Goes to Washington

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:  

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.