The vision of NASNA is to save lives and improve emergency response by providing 9-1-1 organizations across the country with effective resources to communicate the proper use of 9-1-1.
The mission of NASNA is to leverage the resources of public safety, education and industry stakeholders to deliver a common message of public awareness about the appropriate and responsible use of 9-1-1 resources. NASNA encourages a nationwide effort to promote education and awareness by sharing 9-1-1 education content and fostering the advancement of 9-1-1 technology and services to meet the evolving needs of the public to access emergency help.
In October 2010, a volunteer group of public safety, education and industry stakeholders formed the National 9-1-1 Education Coalition to support the nationwide coordinated promotion of National 9-1-1 Education Month and National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. The Coalition leveraged the resources and expertise of its members to create the 9-1-1: The Number to Know awareness campaign, designed to promote a common message of public awareness on the effective use of 9-1-1 resources. In 2017, responsibility transitioned from the Coalition to NASNA. NASNA now serves as a clearinghouse of the best available 9-1-1 resources for all to contribute to and share.
Members of the Coalition include:
- 9-1-1 for Kids
- Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO)
- CTIA – The Wireless Association
- Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT)
- National Academies of Emergency Dispatch (NAED)
- National Association of State 911 Administrators (NASNA)
- National Emergency Number Association (NENA)
- NG9-1-1 Institute
- The National 911 Program
For more information about NASNA and its initiatives, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.