A new video tutorial from the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) Network Reliability Steering Committee (NRSC) educates Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) on service providers’ use and maintenance of PSAP contact information. The presentation provides a concise synopsis of recommended critical PSAP data that service providers should be collecting, best practices for the data collection process, and education about the outage notification information.
This tutorial follows the completion of two related documents which reflect industry consensus on improvements in collection information as well as providing outage notifications. These are: Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Updating Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Outage Contact Information (ATIS-0100068(2019-11)) and Technical Report on Service Providers: Outage Reporting Structure and Potential Types of 9-1-1 Outages (ATIS-0100066). Both were published by ATIS NRSC’s Situational Awareness for 911 Outages Task Force in 2019 and 2018, respectively.
ATIS NRSC expects that both service providers and PSAPs can benefit from this tutorial and the accompanying documentation. Specific recommendations include updating contact information in May and November to bookend hurricane season and utilizing specific, dedicated email addresses to ensure continuity in receipt of outage notifications.
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