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Public Safety Next Generation
9-1-1 Coalition

  • Diverse stakeholders representing public safety including fire service, emergency medical service, law enforcement, and 9-1-1 professionals.
  • United behind legislative principles that address the needs and concerns of public safety.
  • The Next Generation 9-1-1 Act of 2019 is the foundation upon which the Coalition will build.

First Principles of the Public Safety
NG9-1-1 Coalition:

  • NG9-1-1 should be technologically and competitively neutral, and use commonly accepted standards that do not lead to proprietary solutions that hamper interoperability, make mutual aid between agencies less effective, limit choices, or increase costs.
  • Development of program requirements, grant guidance, application criteria, and rules regarding NG9-1-1 grants should be guided by an advisory board of public safety practitioners and 9-1-1 professionals.
  • Sufficient funding in the amount of $15 billion to ensure NG9-1-1 is deployed throughout the country in an effective, innovative, and secure manner and to enable NG9-1-1 implementation training nationwide.
  • The process for allocating funds to localities should be efficient, federal overhead costs should be minimized, and grant conditions should not be onerous or extraneous and should be targeted to achieve important objectives including interoperability and sustainability.
  • Cybersecurity of NG9-1-1 systems should be a primary consideration.
  • Incentives for increased efficiency of NG9-1-1 functions, including through shared technology and regional collaboration, should be included.

Members of the Coalition Include:

  • Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA)
  • National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO)
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
  • Major County Sheriffs of America (MCSA)
  • International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
  • Association of Public Safety Communications Officials – International (APCO)
  • National Sheriffs’ Association