TENNESSEE EMERGENCY NUMBER ASSOCIATION
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 twelve 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.
To foster the technological advancement, availability and implementation of a universal 9-1-1 emergency telephone system by promoting research, planning, training and education.
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
It is time to update our roster once again!
If you are an agency that currently participates in TN TERT, we need your updated member information.
For more information on what is needed and how to submit, go to
Mark you calendars and check back often for updates
The Pre-Conference course this year will be
NENA Center Supervisor Course
It will be held
Friday, Sep. 16, Saturday, Sep. 17 and
Sunday, Sep. 18
AT THIS TIME THE CLASS IS AT THE CAPACITY SET BY NENA. WE DO HAVE A WAITING LIST ESTABLISHED
Registration will be limited to 35 attendees
Course registration is now open.
To learn more about the program go to
is open and for more information go to
Deadline for Early Bird Registration is
August 16, 2022
Don't delay, register today.
CALL FOR SPEAKERS
is now closed for new submission.
If you need to submit a submission previously approved go to
TENA thanks all those who will be sharing their knowledge at the 2022 Conference in Murfreesboro.
2022-2023 TENA BOARD
nominations are now open
and will close Aug. 16, 2022
The positions open for election are
2nd Vice President (4 yr. progressive term)
Secretary (2 yr. term)
- Shauna Atchison, incumbent
East Region Representative (2 yr. term)
- Jimmy Long, incumbent
Middle Region Representative (2 yr. term)
- Lynn Thompson, incumbent
West Region Representative (2 yr. term)
- Justin Whipple, incumbent
NENA At-Large Representative (2 yr. term)
- Michael Spencer, incumbent
The submit a nomination form, go to TENA Nomination Form
The view the Slate of Candidates, click the link
We'd love to have you sitting next to us on the Board
Scramblin' In the 'Boro
Annual Golf Tourney
Sunday, Sep. 18, 2022
Indian Hills Golf Club,
Tee Times will begin at 8:30 A.M.
The Entry Fee will be $75.00/person
includes range balls, green fees, breakfast, and a chance at some very good prizes.
For more information or to register, go to
The Senator Joe Haynes Award honors a TENA member who has gone beyond the ordinary to protect Tennessee’s citizens and property, and must have contributed significantly, and enhanced the public safety profession. Also, they must be an advocate for 911 and be someone that contributes to the goals and mission of the TENA organization.
For full award criteria or to nominate someone go to Senator Joe Haynes Award
TENA may present nine different awards for outstanding performance and contributions to the profession of public safety communications and recognizes outstanding performance on the part of the nominees which serves to enhance the public safety communications profession.
These awards are as follows;
- Telecommunicator of the Year;
- Supervisor of the Year;
- Distinguished Service Award;
- Dispatch Incident of the Year -
X-Large; Large, Medium, and Small PSAP;
- Clara Hitson Award;
- Honorary Lifetime Member
For full awards criteria or to nominate someone go to 911 Professional Awards
To see pictures from our
2021 Conference, go to
SUMNER CO. ECC -
911 Public Safety
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