The mission of the PSAP Operations Committee of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) is to provide operational guidance and support in various forms to the nation’s public safety answering points, emergency response centers, and aligned organizations (i.e., emergency management/emergency response).
The principal objective of the PSAP Operations Committee is to provide guidance to public safety/emergency response organizations on operations issues, such as Human Resources, Standard Operating Procedures, Accessibility, Contingency Planning, Public Education, PSAP Operations & Next Generation Integration and Next Generation Transition Planning.
· PSAP Daily Personnel Operations (Co-Chairs: Cheryl LeSage ENP, Margaret Winter ENP)
The PSAP Daily Personnel Operations Working Group will update NENA 54-001 (11/18/2004) to bring it in line with today's Communications Center/PSAP personnel operations needs and issue as an ANSI accredited NENA Standard. ANSI project initiation notice was published in September 2016. Calls are Tuesday's at 12-1 pm ET.
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- Suicide Prevention (Co-Chairs: Jim Marshall and Caitlin Peterson)
The current 9-1-1 Suicide Prevention Standard published by NENA, NENA-STA-001.1-2013, is due for revision. The NENA Suicide Prevention Working Group is, therefore, resuming soon. This will be an important revision process since several changes are needed to assure best possible care for those 9-1-1 callers at imminent risk of suicide. This Standard will pursue inclusion of critical information about the Crisis Text Line, terms for optimizing collaboration with National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and other accredited crisis call centers, among other changes. 9-1-1 professionals and mental health professionals are urged to join with other stakeholders as members of the Working Group to update this Standard.
· DOD/USCG/PIPELINE Notifications (Co-Chairs: Steve Souder & Tammy Smith)
NENA is seeking volunteers to participate in a new working group that will develop a NENA Standard related to military notifications by PSAPs. There are over 17,000 Department of Defense locations in the US—ranging from recruiting stations and offices to major military installations. Serving in and around those facilities are over 1,000,000 service members and their families. This standard will help ensure that vital information concerning those personnel and facilities are shared in an effective manner during times of crisis. The standard developed by this group will apply to all 6,000 US PSAPs and highlight the critical role that PSAPs play in ensuring Homeland Security, building on the lessons of Ft. Hood and Chattanooga. We are seeking volunteers with knowledge and experience in: PSAP Operations; CAD; EIDD; NG9-1-1 implementation; Call Protocols; and related areas. ANSI project initiation notice was published in March 2017. 20160620_ISF STA for DOD Notifications_CharterAppvd 20170207
- Changing Role of the Telecommunicator in the NG9-1-1 Environment, Co-Chair Lisa Dodson and Anthony Ellis: The continuing implementation of NG9-1-1 will result in significant impacts on Telecommunicators and other 9-1-1 professionals. The 9-1-1 community is in need of guidance on what these impacts will be so that they may begin related planning efforts. Examples of the changes they will need to address include: changes in job qualifications; changes in job skills, knowledge and abilities; and potential changes in stress related impacts among many others. In addition, the very nature of the job of a 9-1-1 telecommunicator may change as they become involved with data and sensor analysis and interpretation. Together, this information will help not only the current managers and leaders in the field as they prepare for impacts on telecommunicators, but also human resources professionals, educators, and individuals interested in the profession. Weekly conference calls will be held on Wednesdays at 1pm EST for 1 hour. 20170728-2_ISF Chgng Role of the TC in the NG9-1-1 Environment_CharterAppvd 20180102