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All Minnesotans reaching out for help through a 911 call are now using a more efficient, upgraded system that directs calls more quickly. On February 26, Red Lake County became the final PSAP to officially connect to the next generation Emergency Services IP Network.
This new and more robust network will eventually allow callers to reach 911 using methods other than a traditional voice call.
KIMT interviewed ECN Director Jackie Mines.
State 911 Program Director Dana Wahlberg also talked about the milestone with WCCO radio.
The 2014 Minnesota Public Safety Interoperable Communications conference will be held April 14-16 in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
This year's robust agenda will feature a wide range of topics including
ECN would like to offer partners an opportunity to provide input on specific breakout sessions. Please email Brandon Abley with suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org
ECN is looking for qualified volunteers to assist in the development of Minnesota's Public Safety Broadband Network. Five workgroups are being formed right now to define stakeholder requirements for the network, which will provide first responders with an increased ability to communicate during emergencies and disasters. These important workgroups are open to public safety practioners of all disciplines and levels of expertise. The five workgroups are:
To determine which workgroup is most appropriate for your area of expertise contact Justin Compito at email@example.com