1) To lead in the development, availability, implementation, and enhancement of a universal emergency telephone number common to all jurisdictions through research, planning, training, and education.
2) Foster the development and the progress of the art of public safety communications by means of research, planning, training, and education; promote cooperation between towns, cities, counties, state, tribal, private, and federal public safety agencies and policy making bodies as may be appropriate, and through its efforts strive towards the end that the safety of human life, the protection of property, and the civic welfare are benefited to the utmost degree.
3) Enable all citizens to have immediate access to emergency public safety services.
4) Aid and assist in the timely collection and dissemination of information relating to a universal emergency telephone number and public safety communications.
The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) is an international leader committed to providing complete public safety communications expertise, professional development, technical assistance, advocacy and outreach to benefit our members and the public.
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National Emergency Number Association (NENA) is the only non-profit organization solely focused on improving 9-1-1. The organization represents tens of thousands of hard-working 9-1-1 first-responders who assist individuals in crisis and play a vital role in almost every emergency. These unsung heroes of public safety are directly involved in improving all aspects of 9-1-1 and in keeping our communities strong, safe, and vibrant.
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