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What's the Next in Next Generation 9-1-1?

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Originally presented under the title: Next Generation 9-1-1 What's Next Forum & Webinar: A Special Audience Interactive Webinar

Date:   September 23-24, 2010
Time:  September 23: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET, September 24: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Cost:  All T3 webinars are free of charge
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Note: This T3 Webinar is a unique offering by the Transportation Safety Advancement Group (TSAG) on behalf of the US Department of Transportation, ITS Joint Program Office and National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Webinar is incorporated into an NG9-1-1 What's Next Forum that assembles an ad hoc NG9-1-1 What's Next Working Group. The Working Group is comprised of invited representatives of the four Emergency Responder Groups (Law Enforcement, Fire & Safety, Emergency Medical Services, and Transportation Operations), representing the most frequent users of 9-1-1 emergency communications systems.


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NG9-1-1 What's Next Project

During 2009 a US DOT Next Generation 9-1-1 Initiative demonstrated the feasibility of transmitting data sets, including photos, text, video and other digital information to 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP). While this digitized data enhancement is expected to benefit emergency 9-1-1 systems and responders, it is also expected to generate exponential increases in the volume of information to be processed, which in turn could overload communications networks and tax the capacities of PSAP and dispatch personnel. Prioritizing and screening these data for transmission as 'actionable information' to field level emergency responders is the fundamental objective of the NG9-1-1 What's Next project. In essence, getting the right information to the right people at the right time.

The US Department of Transportation (US DOT), ITS Joint Program Office and NHTSA have partnered with the Transportation Safety Advancement Group in association with the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, to assemble a "Next Generation (NG)9-1-1 What's Next" Working Group to address the types and priorities of emergency information that can be transmitted to field level emergency responders to and through the 9-1-1 centers of the future . The NG9-1-1 Working Group will be comprised of the four disciplines (Emergency Responder Groups) most commonly handling 9-1-1 calls, including Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services, Fire & Rescue and Transportation Operations.


The NG9-1-1 What's Next Forum brings together a specially selected Working Group to consider the prioritization of digitized NG9-1-1 data for transmission as 'actionable information' to field emergency responders. The Webinar portion of the Forum will allow like interest participants to listen to Working Group discussions and deliberations of the NG9-1-1 What's Next project purpose and objectives. Owing to obvious logistics limitations, the Thursday afternoon breakout sessions portion of the Forum will not be accessible to Webinar participants, although the Friday Wrap Up session, will report on its outcomes and on next steps discussions of the project NG9-1-1 What's Next Forum & Webinar.


Part A: Opening Session
Date: September 23
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Part B: Wrap Up Session
Date: September 24
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon

Target Audience

The NG9-1-1 Forum is reserved for an invitation only audience comprised of the identified Emergency Responder Groups (ERG) experts and representatives of associated stakeholder organizations. Likewise, the companion Webinar is intended for audiences that share a like interest in NG9-1-1 and the 'what's next' considerations of prioritizing information to ERGs and interests. Webinar participants are asked to register in advance of the NG9-1-1 What's Next Forum and to indicate the ERG area of their particular interest. Also, owing to Forum logistics and time limitations, Webinar participants are asked to submit comments and questions in advance of the Forum.


Linda Dodge, Chief of Staff, US DOT, ITS Joint Program Office
Laurie Flaherty, NG9-1-1 Technical Lead, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Forum Lead

Dia Gainor, Bureau Chief, Idaho State Emergency Medical Services Bureau
Dia Gainor has served as the Bureau Chief of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for the State of Idaho for fifteen years. She has a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Health Services Administration and a Masters degree in Public Administration. Dia, a past President of the National Association of State EMS Officials has been involved in several activities of national significance to EMS, including the formation of the Public Safety Advisory Group, now the Transportation Safety Advancement Group. Dia was recently appointed by the US Secretary of Transportation to serve on the Advisory Commission for Emergency Medical Services which she chairs.


John Chiaramonte, Lead Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
John Chiaramonte, a Lead Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton, is the deputy program manager leading the NG 9-1-1 Initiative for the US DOT. In 2008, he successfully managed a team of software developers and technical and functional experts that implemented the NG9-1-1 Proof of Concept demonstration.

Prior to joining Booz Allen, John was a Senior Project Manager delivering public safety applications to 9-1-1 operations centers. He has been involved with public safety IT projects both as the end-user and a vendor and throughout the entire implementation process. He is a subject matter expert on Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and 9-1-1 systems and operations and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

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