Help Will Find You – The Future of 9-1-1

An article published by The Pew Charitable Trusts plots the progress of state and local transition to “next generation 9-1-1” and discusses the need for the new technology.

Trey Forgety of the National Emergency Numbers Association

As described by Trey Forgety, government affairs director for the National Emergency Number Association,


If there’s something in the handset that can help us find a 911 caller, we ought to be using those. . . It’s silly that Uber or Google can find me and 911 can’t.

Forgety is quoted in an article from Pew Charitable Trusts that reveals the need for next generation services to respond to the number of mobile phone users, and the location and communication enhancements that a new system will provide.

Mr. Forgety will be speaking at the Maryland Association of Counties Conference in Ocean City on 9-1-1: The Next Generation – Everything Will Change, Except the Numbers. The panel will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2016, from 2-3 pm.

For more information about the Pew study, see the full story from the Pew Charitable Trusts, Cities, States Plod Toward ‘Next Generation 911’.

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