Public Meeting:   State 9-1-1 Advisory Board on December 9, 2009 in Sacramento

For Immediate Release

December 8, 2009

Contact:
Bill Maile
(916) 549-2845

The State 9-1-1 Advisory Board will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Office of the State Chief Information Officer (OCIO), 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Office located at 630 Sequoia Pacific Boulevard in Sacramento.  The meeting will be live webcast at www.cio.ca.gov

The agenda will include a discussion about the implementation of AB 912 (Torres) passed earlier this year.  The new law allocates a portion of the 9-1-1 surcharge to recruit and train additional personnel necessary to handle the growing number of calls coming into the system, including those from wireless phones.   Also at the meeting will be a presentation by the State Geographic Information Officer about the use of Geographic Information Systems data to assist in 9-1-1 emergency responses.  

The agenda is available online at http://www.cio.ca.gov/Public/Press_Releases/2009December_9-1-1AdvisoryBoard.pdf.

A division of the OCIO, the California 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Office serves all 58 counties, providing oversight of the 9-1-1 network and about 500 police, fire, and paramedic dispatch centers, also known as Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs). 

The State 9-1-1 Advisory Board advises the California 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Office on the following subjects: policies, practices and procedures for the Office; technical and operational standards for the California 9-1-1 system consistent with the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) standards; training standards for county coordinators and PSAP managers; budget, funding, and reimbursement decisions related to the State Emergency Number Account; proposed projects and studies conducted or funded by the State Emergency Number Account, and expediting the rollout of Enhanced 9-1-1 Phase II technology.

The Board is comprised of members appointed by the Governor including:

  • The Chief of the California 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Office to serve as the nonvoting chair of the Board,
  • One representative from the Department of the California Highway Patrol,
  • Two representatives on the recommendation of the California Police Chiefs Association,
  • Two representatives on the recommendation of the California State Sheriffs’ Association,
  • Two representatives on the recommendation of the California Fire Chiefs Association,
  • Two representatives on the recommendation of the CalNENA Executive Board; and
  • One representative on the joint recommendation of the executive boards of the state chapters of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials-International, Inc.

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