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: Chief Joe Ribeiro, Manitou Springs
  • A representative of the county sheriffs: Sheriff Shannon Byerly, Custer County
  • A representative of fire chiefs: Deputy Chief Mark Krapf, West Metro Fire Rescue
  • A representative of the emergency medical services: Chief Randy Lesher, Thompson Valley Emergency Medical Services
  • A representative of the public safety answering points serving a rural population: Carl Stephens, Garfield County
  • A representative of the public safety answering points serving an urban population Bruce Romero Arapahoe County
  • A representative of the basic emergency service provider: Tim Kunkleman, CenturyLink
  • A representative of wireless service providers: Jim McDaniel, AT&T
  • A representative of a rural local exchange provider: Pete Kirchof, Colorado Telecommunications Assn
  • A representative of the cable telecommunications: Angel Arocho, Comcast
  • A representative of Access and Functional Needs community: Shirl Garcia, Citizen
  • A representative of consumer interests: Bob Murphy, Colorado AARP
  • A Representative of the Public Utilities Commission: Lynn Notarianni, Telecom Section Chief Colorado Public Utilities Commission
  • A Representative of OIT: Kim Coleman, Broadband Implementation Manager, OIT (non-voting)
  • DHSEM Staff: Russell Gibson, DHSEM (non-voting)

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.