Emergency Communications Preparedness Center Releases Considerations for Establishing Agreements for Next Generation 911


Author: Joshua Black, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), ECPC Federal 911 Working Group Lead

Across the nation, federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial (FSLTT) agencies are updating 911 systems to digital or Internet Protocol (IP)-based systems, known as Next Generation 911 (NG911). NG911 enables a dynamic and resilient means of sharing information between citizens and public safety agencies across all disciplines.

To help Emergency Communications Centers (ECCs) and Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) in the transition to NG911, the ECPC collaborated with FSLTT stakeholders to develop the Considerations for Establishing Agreements for NG911 document. This document was developed to help FSLTT agencies establish agreements to interconnect NG911 systems. The document highlights considerations for establishing agreements for NG911, such as defining roles and responsibilities, resources and services, and technical requirements.

Stakeholders are encouraged to share this document with their respective networks. For questions about the document, please contact ecpc@cisa.dhs.gov. For additional NG911 resources, visit cisa.gov/ecpc.

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