The 9-1-1: The Number to Know™ Campaign was developed by the National 9-1-1 Education Coalition for use by national organizations, state 9-1-1 entities, regional authorities and PSAPs during National 9-1-1 Education Month and National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, both in April. It is also designed to support the coordinated promotion of 9-1-1 education and awareness year-round.
The vision of the National 9-1-1 Education Coalition is to save lives and improve emergency response by creating a national 9-1-1 education and awareness effort to ensure the appropriate and responsible use of 9-1-1 resources.
The mission of the National 9-1-1 Education Coalition is to leverage the resources of public safety, educational, and industry stakeholders to create a national, coordinated campaign with a common message of public awareness about the appropriate and responsible use of 9-1-1 resources. The Coalition will encourage a nationwide effort to celebrate “National 9-1-1 Education Month” and “National Telecommunicators Week” as key events to promote education and awareness as well as provide support for ongoing access to the “best of the best” 9-1-1 education content and promotional ideas, and foster the advancement of 9-1-1 technology and services to meet the evolving needs of the public to access emergency help.
About the National 9-1-1 Education Coalition
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.
Members of the Coalition include:
NG9-1-1 Institute (formerly the E9-1-1 Institute)
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 9-1-1 Administrators (NASNA)
National Emergency Number Association (NENA)