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What INENA is all about

The Illinois Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association (INENA) is comprised of public safety professionals throughout Illinois whose mission is to foster the technological advancement, availability, and implementation of the universal emergency number 9-1-1 in the State of Illinois.

marker 2017 Illinois NENA Award Applications
**OCTOBER 13, 2017**
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markerThis is response to a posting from Governor's Office asking for the citizens to support his request to not signing the 9-1-1 bill.

This increase is only $7.56 a year.  Although it is a large percentage increase, it does not generate a lot of money, about $75 million annually.  The Governor is asking for $900 million just to upgrade the state’s computer system.  This 9-1-1 money must:

  • Upgrade computers systems of well over 100 computer systems statewide

  • Implement a statewide system which is going to cost tens of million of dollars annually

  • Replace the lost revenue from the reduction in landlines

  • Provide operational relief to cash strapped public safety budgets across the state

  • Aid in the consolidation efforts being mandated by the state law

The $1.05 recommended by the Statewide 9-1-1 advisory meant to make the fund and replace the shortfall in the $.87.  The $1.05 cannot and will not meet the preceding points.  The $1.50 generates enough resource to move our 9-1-1 systems into the 21st century.

marker 2017 Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board Annual Report to the Illinois General Assembly
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marker 2017 Legislative Updates from: Illinois APCO and Illinois NENA
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marker The Illinois chapters of APCO and NENA are supporting the 911 Public Education Committee for our 2nd annual 911 Run. This venture will to help raise awareness on the need for 9-1-1 education in communities across the United States as well as gain some needed funding to continue our goals. We work hard to create free resources to be utilized by departments and aid in creating 9-1-1 education programs to departments that have less funding available to them. Since our sponsors are non-for-profit, creating resources and public service messages can be limiting. Profits from this race will be used towards our committee and allow us to create more material for any 9-1-1, police, fire and EMS department to benefit from.

Please see the attached flyer (click here) that contains all the 2017 911 Run information and frequently asked questions. In the spirit of teamwork, please forward the 2017 911 Run information to co-workers, family, friends, and anyone who may be interested so they can take part in this fun event. The Illinois 911 Public Education Committee thanks each of you and is looking forward to your involvement!

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Public Safety Telecommunicator Statewide Training and Certification Initiative

The mission of this new joint NENA APCO Committee is to create a training curriculum and standards for all telecommunicators in the State of Illinois.  This initiative will include a mandatory quality assurance program, not just for EMD calls but for all call taking and dispatching practices. >>Read More

Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Announces Availability of PSAP Text-to-911 Certifications and Readiness Form
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marker Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator's Presentation from the INENA Membership Meeting
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Contact Information:
Cindy Barbera-Brelle
Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator
Illinois State Police
9511 W Harrison Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Work: (217) 782-3200






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