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Posted on February 15, 2019 at 1:40 PM by Amanda Lindgren
This week, members from our team went to Washington, D.C. for the National Emergency Number Association’s annual conference titled, “9-1-1 Goes to Washington.” The National Emergency Number Association also known as NENA, is “the only professional organization solely focused on 9-1-1 policy, technology, operations, and education issues.” In short, the conference brought together 9-1-1 professionals to meet with national policy leaders to have discussions regarding emergency communications issues. It provided insight on current policies and their obstacles as well as provided 9-1-1 professionals with additional information about current and proposed legislation, regulations and policy initiatives. Attendees had the opportunity to speak with members of Congress, administration officials, and key staff.
Currently, six of our staff members are studying to become Emergency Number Professionals through NENA. By definition, Emergency Number Professionals or ENPs, “demonstrate a mastery of the comprehensive knowledge base required for emergency number program management.” The certification promotes respect for the 9-1-1 industry and elevated industry standards. Certified ENPs commit and lead the 9-1-1 profession by remaining current in the industry and its changes. In order to obtain ENP certification, our staff not only have to meet NENA’s experience and education criteria but also have to take classes and pass an exam. These future ENPs will become leaders in the 9-1-1 profession and at the El Paso-Teller County 9-1-1 Authority!
9-1-1 Goes to Washington - NENA. (2019, February 4). Retrieved from https://www.nena.org/page/gtw
Posted on August 23, 2018 at 1:03 PM by Amanda Lindgren
Recycling containers and shred bins are located throughout the building to reduce waste. A large, recycling-only dumpster is also located next to the waste dumpster in the parking lot. Any paper that is not shredded or within a shred bin is recycled. Speaking of paper, our toilet paper no longer wraps around a cardboard tube but instead is placed directly on the toilet paper dispenser.
There is a lot to say about the way the Authority performs internally and externally and the continuous evolution of operation is one to notice. With a considerate and creative staff, the ingenuity of the property will continue to advance.