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National 9-1-1 Program Announces New Video on Benefits of NG9-1-1

Date: 2013-11-25
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Next Generation (NG) 9-1-1 is a complex issue and its success requires the support and collaboration of not just the 9-1-1 community, but of first responders, legislators, and the public. 

The National 911 Program has released a short video that explains the benefits of NG9-1-1 for all of these audiences.  The video:

  • Summarizes the need for NG9-1-1
  • Explains a non-technical overview of the expected benefits of NG9-1-1
  • Identifies potential challenges in the transition process
  • Serves as a useful tool for introducing NG9-1-1 to those who are not familiar with NG9-1-1, but are essential to a successful transition.

The three-minute animated video was developed to serve as a discussion catalyst, and includes a variety of issues for continued discussion, such as technical standards, governance and potential legislative changes.

“The national 9-1-1 community identified the need for a tool that provides a quick, non-technical review of NG911, that could be used to begin conversation about a particular aspect of transition,” said Laurie Flaherty with the National 911 Program.  “We hope that this video will meet that need.  It can be used to spur discussion on a number of NG9-1-1 implementation issues in states, counties and cities, and it’s supported by other NG9-1-1 resources the National 9-1-1 Program has developed.” 

State administrators, 9-1-1 Authorities and county and city 9-1-1 leaders may consider sharing the video with other 91-1- community leaders, or with first responders, legislators, and state/local agencies.

The video is free and available for use at conferences, in presentations, in one-on-one meetings or at town hall gatherings. The video can be viewed, shared and downloaded at  More information, tools and resources, including the Guidelines for State NG9-1-1 Legislative Language, the State of 9-1-1 webinar series, and a review of Nationwide Data Collection can also be found at

- People, Places & Things/ (via National 911 Program, 11/25/13)

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