Nena.org is a an organization that serves as a public safety committee, with NENA standing for the National Emergency Number Association. NENA works with 9-1-1 professionals nationwide, public policy leaders, emergency services and telecommunications industry partners, like-minded public safety associations, and other stakeholder groups to develop and carry out critical programs and initiatives, and also facilitate the creation of an IP-based Next Generation 9-1-1 system, by establishing industry leading standards, training, and certifications.
NENA has both state and local chapters, with individuals appointed across the United States as well as several in Canada. NENA Committees develop standards, recommendations, and other documents organized into accessibility, agency systems, core services, interconnection & security, NG9-1-1 transition planning, PSAP operations, and public education & PSAP Training.
Additionally, NENA has a Government Affairs team, which serves as the 9-1-1 community’s liaison with government and other organizations by working with Congress, the FCC, the Administration, government agencies and other like-minded organizations on key issues affecting 9-1-1 and emergency communications. The Congressional Nextgen 9-1-1 Caucus helps set the tone, message and validation of any movements made toward E911 legislation.