|EMD chosen to serve on National Board |
|Posted: Friday, June 4, 2010 12:42 pm |
|Weakley County Emergency Communication District Director Jamison Peevyhouse has been named to the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) Institute’s Board of Directors to represent the Southeast Region of the United States. |
Peevyhouse is one of 13 individuals in the U.S. and Canada selected to serve on this Board.
“I’m honored and humbled to be selected by my peers to serve in this important, national role,” Peevyhouse said.
“The 9-1-1 industry has given me true fulfillment through service to others. I look forward so sharing my knowledge and learning from others across the nation.”
Peevyhouse has served as Director of Weakley County 9-1-1 for the past three years and has worked for the District for twelve years.
He began working with 9-1-1 immediately after high school and has developed a deep passion for serving the public and emergency responders from behind the headset. He has served as West Region Representative on the Tennessee Emergency Number Association (TENA) for four years.
“We are delighted to have one of our own on this important national board,” said Tennessee Emergency Communications Board (TECB) Chair Randy Porter.
“It’s a testament to the great work Jamison is doing and to Tennessee’s national status in the 9-1-1 community.”
The NENA Institute is an arm of NENA and serves to support the activities of NENA and its members by raising and maintaining professional standards in the field of emergency number management.
The TECB was created by the General Assembly in 1998 to assist ECDs’ boards of directors in the areas of management, operations and accountability, with the goal of establishing reliable emergency communications for all citizens of the state.
It’s a successful formula; in 2005, Tennessee became the third state in the nation to become Phase II ready, meaning a 911 operator can obtain a wireless caller’s number and location information.
In 2005, Tennessee received an award from the Congressional E911 Institute for having the nation’s best state system