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Location, Location, Location: Keys for Incident Response

Brandon Abley  (Technical Issues Director, NENA: The 9-1-1 Association)

Christy Williams  (Director of 9-1-1, NCTCOG)

Joe Hanna  (Principal, Directions)

David Furth  (Deputy Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, FCC)

Karl Kessenich  (Executive Director, Business Development, Polaris Wireless)

Location: W229

Date: Wednesday, September 29

Time: 10:15am - 11:30am

Track: 911 & Emergency Communications

Format: 75-Minute Short Course

Vault Recording: TBD

Where is the incident? It’s the first question that 911 call-takers try to determine during any emergency call. Getting XY coordinates with a 911 call has been commonplace for years, but the ability to get vertical—or Z-axis—location could be coming soon. Hear from first responders and industry experts about the challenges associated with getting accurate location information, particularly in large multistory structures. In addition, get updates about the progress being made to make XY location information more accurate, dispatchable location a reality, and finding first responders on scene significantly easier.