NENA Releases NG 9-1-1 EIDO Standard for Public Review, Comment
Friday, June 25, 2021 | Comments

The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) released a standard for the emergency incident data object (EIDO) format used in next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) systems.

There are many functional elements (FEs) within an NG 9-1-1 system that are used to process emergency calls. Some of these FEs may be within a specific agency, in another agency, or elsewhere in an emergency services IP network (ESInet).

In many cases, an emergency call is related to, or results in the creation of an "incident" as defined in NENA STA-010.2-2016. As public-safety communication center personnel process emergency calls for service and their associated incidents, new information about the incidents is obtained. There are many sources available to communications center personnel for obtaining new Incident information during call handling, incident creation, dispatch, incident monitoring, and post-incident analysis processes.

Newly gathered information, as well as changes in Incident status, must often be passed on to other FEs, other involved agencies and frequently to non-emergency entities authorized to receive emergency Incident information. As agencies and regions move forward with implementing NG 9-1-1 and IP-based emergency communications systems, it is critical that they adhere to a standardized, industry-neutral format for exchanging emergency Incident information between disparate manufacturer’s systems located within one or more public safety agencies, and with other incident stakeholders.

Find the standard here. All comments are due by July 12.

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