National 911 Program Presents Free “State of 911” Webinar Event April 12
(Washington, D.C.) – March 8, 2016 – State and local 9-1-1 professionals, federal agency representatives and other 9-1-1 stakeholders will participate in a “State of 911” webinar and question and answer session, presented by the National 911 Program, Tuesday, April 12, from 12-1 p.m. EST.
This webinar will feature a presentation by the Federal Railroad Administration. Michail Grizkewitsch, Highway-Rail and Trespassing Safety, Federal Railroad Administration, will share:
• Information on new educational videos for first responders and dispatchers
• Update on how 9-1-1 centers can contact a railroad in an emergency
• Overview of how to locate a rail incident
• Information on available public safety and 9-1-1 resources
Also presenting and available for questions is Andy Leneweaver, Deputy State E911 Coordinator from the Washington State E911 Coordinator’s Office. He will share their experiences and non-traditional approach to a second generation Emergency Services IP Network (ESInet) procurement. The presentation will include:
• Crafting a Request for Proposal (RFP) and other acquisition documents
• Crafting terms and conditions to go in the RFP
• Navigating the procurement process
• Evaluating proposals
Register now for the webinar on Tuesday, April 12, from 12-1 p.m. EST.
About the “State of 911” Forum
Designed to bring together information about federal 9-1-1 activities as well as resources and NG9-1-1 “early adopter” case studies, the series provides a unique combination of useful tools, expert advice about Federal and State participation in the NG9-1-1 process and real stories about the NG9-1-1 transition process underway in regions around the country.
Webinars take place every other month and topics and presenters include: standards development, governance, legislative changes, updates on NG9-1-1 efforts from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC ) Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB), National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and early adopter experiences from states, counties and regions in the process of transitioning to NG911.
For more information about the webinar series, visit 911.gov.