NENA Standards & Best Practices


This week, many 9-1-1 professionals gather in Orlando for the annual NENA Standards & Best Practices conference. It’s an important one not just for as at RapidDeploy, but for the whole industry – thought leaders come together to discuss critical issues and the future of public safety communications. In addition to meeting customers, partners and friends, this conference also typically has strong focus on substantial discussions, often quite technical and detailed. As an force of change within 9-1-1, it is important for us to contribute to standards development and other initiatives to move the industry forward. At NENA SBP, you’ll see that RapidDeploy is invested in the future of 9-1-1 and leading from the front

My colleagues Brooks Shannon, John Beasley, Steven Raucher and I will join me in Orlando to present a variety topics, with a heavy focus on Next Generation 9-1-1 GIS (Geographic Information Systems). Our Dispatch Platform is built around a best-in-class NG911 GIS engine, and it fills me with pride that we have the leading thinkers in the industry on our team. We will also talk about the latest trends in Disaster Response and Location Accuracy, and discuss what a “real NG911 future” looks like.

Please reach out to Brooks, John, Steve or me to schedule meetings, and make sure you mark the following sessions in your calendar:

RapidDeploy at NENA’s Standards and Best Practices Event January 22 – 24, 2019

Moving 9-1-1 From the Next Generation to the NOW Generation: NENA SBP 2019


R = Review

W = Workshop

P = Panel & Attendee Roundtable

R – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM; Palms C – D

NENA Standards & Documents: Key to the Next Generation

Presenter: Brooks Shannon


W – 1:15 PM – 3:00 PM; Palms A – B

Beyond the MSAG: CLDXF Address Formatting for the Next Generation

Presenters: John Beasley & Brooks Shannon


P – 1:15 PM – 3:00 PM; Magnolia A – B

Getting to Full National NG9-1-1 Deployment

Panelist: Steven Raucher


P – 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM; Palms E – G

Advances in Location Technology: What does it mean for 9-1-1?

Panelist: Reinhard Ekl


P – 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM; Magnolia A – B

A Real NG9-1-1 Future:  What does it mean?

Panelist: Steven Raucher


W – 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM; Palms A – B

GIS Data Model for Today & Tomorrow

Presenter: John Beasley