Next Generation 911 Subcommittee
In order to facilitate Colorado’s transition to Next Generation 911 (NG911) the Homeland Security and All-Hazards Senior Advisory Committee (HSAC) will establish a Next Generation 911 Subcommittee.
The Subcommittee will make recommendations to:
- Encourage the rapid deployment of Next Generation 911 (NG911) in Colorado;
Remove barriers to the implementation of integrated emergency call management through 911
- Provide for an efficient and economic transition to NG911;
- Increase collaboration and communication among the entities responsible for originating, delivering and receiving 911 communications;
- Ensure robust and efficient emergency call management system of systems that allows the public to use any device to request help or send information to the appropriate public safety agency;
- Further data sharing among public safety answering points;
- Harmonize state oversight of emergency call management systems with federal oversight by comparing oversight model(s);
- Ensure that any network malfunction or higher-level issue that significantly degrades or prevents 911 calls from being completed is reported to the public safety answering point in a timely manner, and;
- Implement appropriate funding model(s) and accountability.
- Improve redundancy and diversity in the BESP network.
The Subcommittee will work collaboratively through a facilitated process that includes a strong representation of those who manage Colorado’s 9-1-1 system. The members of the Subcommittee will include the following representatives:
- A representative of the chiefs of police
- A representative of the county sheriffs
- A representative of fire chiefs
- A representative of the emergency medical services
- A representative of the public safety answering points serving a rural population
- A representative of the public safety answering points serving an urban population
- A representative of the basic emergency service provider
- A representative of wireless service providers
- A representative of a rural local exchange provider
- A representative of the cable telecommunications
- A representative of Access and Functional Needs community
- A representative of consumer interests
- A Representative of the Public Utilities Commission
- A Representative of OIT
- DHSEM Staff support
The Subcommittee will make recommendations to the Chair and the Chair will produce a report, to the Governor and General Assembly by August 30, 2017.