The District partners with several entities to further the 9-1-1 industry in Texas, and across the country. The sections below give brief descriptions of these entities, as well provide links to their respective websites. Each link will open in a new tab or window.
The National Emergency Number Association serves its members and the greater public safety community as a professional organization solely focused on 9‑1‑1 policy, technology, operations, and education issues. With more than 7,000 members in 48 chapters across the United States and around the globe, NENA promotes the implementation and awareness of 9‑1‑1, as well as international three-digit emergency communications systems.
The NENA slogan is "Emergency Help. Anytime. Anywhere. Any device."www.nena.org
The Texas Chapter of NENA is the state chapter of the national organization. Through this organization, members of Texas 9‑1‑1 entities have the opportunity to attend conferences and training sessions, discuss issues pertaining to 9‑1‑1 in Texas, and network with other 9‑1‑1 professionals.www.texasnena.org
The Alliance consists of the twenty-five Emergency Communication Districts in Texas and works to resolve common issues regarding the provision of 9‑1‑1 service. It also contracts for regulatory legal services and a public affairs representative. The cost of these services is shared by the Districts.
The Alliance plays a vital role in planning and researching technological advances, which impact 9‑1‑1. It also aids in the monitoring of local, state, and national legislation which affects the 9‑1‑1 industry.www.texas911alliance.org
The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) is an international leader committed to providing complete public safety communications expertise, professional development, technical assistance, advocacy and outreach to benefit our members and the public.www.apcointl.org