INPUT analyst Evan Halperin recaps last week’s New Jersey NENA conference.
The conference began with former New York firefighter Captain Alfredo Fuentes giving a chilling recollection of his experience on 9/11 nearly a decade ago. Captain Fuentes has been a consultant and provided his expertise on a number of emergency situations including the Oklahoma City bombing and natural disasters like Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Hugo in 1989.
Last week, the New Jersey chapter of the National Emergency Numbers Association (NENA) held its annual spring conference, which covered a variety of topics, including a session hosted by INPUT on federal public safety grants and local state grant programs within New Jersey. The goals of the conference included providing a refresh and information on the status of 9-1-1 throughout the state, using dispatchers to “catch the bad guy,” updates on next generation 9-1-1 (NG911), and the importance of 9-1-1 technology.
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