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December 2016

DoD Enterprise Mass Warning Notification System and Recommended 911 Minimum Training Guidelines

This webinar shares the 911/Department of Defense (DoD) project to use Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) as sensors, and establish an Enterprise Mass Warning Notification System (EMWNS) that can warn personnel and facilities about potential hazards and threats; and the 911/DoD pilot currently underway to use PSAP information to improve DoD awareness of incidents involving military personnel and property.

Also learn about the Recommended 911 Minimum Training Guidelines released earlier this year. The presentation will include resources for implementing the guidelines, lessons learned and advocacy tools for statutory and regulatory implementation of the Guidelines.

Speakers Include:

Joseph (Joe) Wassel, Director, C4 Resilience and Mission Assurance, Office of the Secretary of Defense
Jamison Peevyhouse, Director of Weakley county (TN) 911 and Emergency Management – member of the Training Guidelines working group
Ty Wooten, Education Director, National Emergency Number Association – member of the Training Guidelines working group

October 2016

TFOPA Update and Mid-America Regional Council Cost Sharing Agreements

This webinar offers an update from the Federal Communication Commission’s Task Force on Optimal Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Architecture (TFOPA). Also learn how five Missouri counties in the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) region have addressed funding challenges through the use of population-based cost sharing and interlocal agreements.

Speakers Include:

David Furth, Deputy Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
Adam Geffert, Public Safety Administrative Manager, Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Public Safety Department
Steve Hoskins, Co-chair of MARC Interoperability Committee and Interoperability Systems Manager for Kansas City PD, MO

August 2016

National Address Database Findings & National Capital Region GIS Efforts

This webinar shares the lessons learned in building a national address database system and findings from the National Address Database Summit. Hear updates on the National Capital Region’s two-year GIS effort and preparations for NG911 deployment.

Speakers Include:

Steve Lewis, Chief Geospatial Information Officer, Department of Transportation

Thomas Conry, Fairfax County VA GIS Manager

Judy Lamey-Doldorf, GIS’s Office Public Safety Lead

June 2016

FirstNet Outreach Efforts and NG911 Deployment in Tennessee

FirstNet shares their current outreach efforts to the public safety community and a variety of tools and data expected to be available in a fully integrated FirstNet and NG911 system, which will help improve public safety communication nationwide. Learn about the development of NG911 in Tennessee and the state’s development of a GIS standard and a statewide ALI database.

Speakers Include:

Bill Hinkle, Senior 911 Advisor, First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet)

Curtis Sutton, Executive Director, Tennessee Emergency Communications Board

April 2016

Federal Railroad Administration Updates & Washington State ESInet Efforts

Join this webinar to learn about the important numbers 911 dispatchers and the public should know if they encounter a railroad-related accident, as well as new data resources and a rail crossing app developed by the Federal Railroad Administration.

Speakers Include:

Michail Grizkewitsch, Highway-Rail and Trespassing Safety, Federal Railroad Administration

Raquel Hunt, Office of Policy and Planning, Federal Railroad Administration

February 2016

National 911 Program Activities and Palm Beach County Lessons Learned

The National 911 Program reviews activities from 2015. Palm Beach County shares its experiences in collaborating with the Coat Guard, an overview of ESInet deployment, and surviving a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack.

Speakers Include:

Laurie Flaherty, National 911 Program Coordinator

Chuck Spalding, 911 Director, Palm Beach County