NENA Holds Annual Expo

Written by KOVA Corp

NENA, the National Emergency Number Association, promotes the awareness of 9-1-1 and international three digit emergency communication systems. With 7,000 members in 48 chapters, NENA is the only organization dedicated to 9-1-1 policy, technology, operations, and education issues.

The National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) sponsored three national 9-1-1 meetings in an effort to create industry awareness of 9-1-1. In 1982, the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), a not-for-profit corporation, was founded as a result of these meetings and to further the goal of "One Nation – One Number."

NENA exists to save lives, and its mission is to foster the means to ensure that every single call for help never goes unanswered. The protection of human life, the preservation of property, and the maintenance of general community security are among NENA's objectives. By working with local and national policy makers, NENA seeks to establish industry leading standards, training, and certifications.

Working as both a clearinghouse for information as well as a hub for networking and communication in the public safety industry, NENA looks to the future. In response to industry needs and concerns, NENA seeks to facilitate the creation and implementation of an IP Next Generation 9-1-1 system.

This June NENA will hold its annual convention in Nashville. Attendees will learn about current and future public safety issues affecting the world of emergency communication. Focusing on practical, real-world application of information, visitors will be offered a wide variety of educational events, from comprehensive full-day to multi-day courses and workshops.

The week-long event kicks off with a Run For 9-1-1, a 5k run/walk to benefit the Friends of 9-1-1. The event promotes healthy living among 9-1-1 professionals. Funds raised go to support scholarships and 9-1-1 training opportunities.

Attendees will have an unparalleled opportunity to network with individuals from all across the emergency communication field. Thousands of public safety professionals, telecommunications specialists, and federal, state, and local policymakers will be present.

Highlights of the event include the opening keynote to be delivered by Naomi Judd, followed later by a keynote session with Janet miller entitled ‘What makes an effective leader?’ A networking lunch and keynote featuring Inky Johnson will follow midweek.

The expo brings a wide section of the public safety industry together under one roof. Visitors are able to see and share the latest advances in emergency communication and communication support services. By offering visitors a broad venue, attendees are able to explore what the future holds for 9-1-1 and emergency response enterprise.

KOVA supports NENA’s objectives of making our communities safer places. Our SilentPartner software is the only public safety cellular phone recording system available that records the audio at the phone level, and can capture text messages, photos and videos. It allows responders and investigators to record all their calls, or just a select few, while on scene, and then transmits those recordings instantly to the same database as your conventional phone logger.

The case management features of SilentPartner, along with the evidential audio, allow for cases to be closed much more quickly and easily.

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