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TENNESSEE EMERGENCY NUMBER ASSOCIATION

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OUR ORGANIZATION

The Tennessee Emergency Number Association (TENA) is a not-for profit corporation which was established in 1985 following the passage of the Emergency Communications Act.  The membership of TENA is comprised of public safety communications professionals representing the Emergency Communications District's throughout Tennessee. In addition, a number of individuals from commercial and industrial firms hold membership.

TENA is governed by a thirteen member Board of Directors who are elected for two-year terms at the organization's Annual Conference.

Our members are dedicated to making 9-1-1 and emergency communications work better.

We measure our success in the lives that are saved by 9-1-1 each day.

OUR MISSION

To foster the technological advancement, availability and implementation of a universal 9-1-1 emergency telephone system by promoting research, planning, training and education.

OUR OBJECTIVES

The protection of human life, the preservation of property and the support of general community security are TENA's main objectives. TENA serves as a unified voice and a source for networking for Emergency Communications Districts across the state.  Acting as a unified organization to represent the interests of all districts statewide, TENA takes an active role in both legislative and operational concerns.

NEWS FROM TENA

Nominations are now open for the 2023-2024 TENA Board of Directors Elections.

The following positions are up for election

2nd Vice President  (4 yr. progressive term)

Treasurer  (2 yr. term)

East Region Rep  (2 yr term)

Middle Region Rep  (2 yr term)

West Region Rep  (2 yr term)

NENA At-Large Rep  (1 yr to fill the unexpired term)

For more information or to submit a nomination, go to Nomination for 2023-2024 General Election

To see if anyone has already submitted their nomination, go to Slate of Candidates 

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

February 29, 2024  or  March 7, 2024   hosted by: Bradley Co. 911 

The Power of 9-1-1 Peer Support

for more info about the class or to register, click on the title above

March 20 or March 21, 2024   hosted by: Rutherford County ECD & Metro Nashville 911

Best Practices of a Successful QA/QI Program  presented by: Sherrill Ornberg, QA Director & Nathan Lee, CEO

                                                                                                         Denise Amber Lee Foundation

Lane Agri-Park,  Murfreesboro, TN 37128

for more info about the class or to register, click on the title above

April 2, 2024   NAMI-TN and TECB

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Dispatch Training

Knox Co. 911 Center  

for more info about the class or to register, click on the title above

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NENA LAUNCHES WORKFORCE-RECRUITMENT RESOURCES TO HELP COMBAT THE 9-1-1 STAFFING CRISIS

NENA is proud to announce the launch of new workforce-recruitment resources to help 9-1-1 centers attract talent to the emergency-communications profession and address the 9-1-1 staffing crisis.

The four video PSAs – available for free to any 9-1-1 center or 9-1-1 authority – promote the rewarding and meaningful jobs available in the emergency-communications field; they can be used in recruiting and hiring efforts to reach candidates and educate them about the benefits of a career in 9-1-1. You can view and download the videos here

To view the videos, click here

WELLNESS CONTINUUM

The NENA Continuum initiative is a comprehensive approach to wellness in the 9-1-1 industry.

Go to NENA Wellness Continuum to learn more.

MEMBER SERVICES

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PROFESSIONAL LINKS

TECB      TBI     TEMA       HOMELAND SECURITY       FEMA
NENA       APCO       NCMEC
STS GIS SERVICES       FCC      TDOT SmartWay
NWS-Morristown       NWS-Nashville       NWS-Huntsville       NWS-Memphis       USGS-Earthquakes
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