Monterrey, Mexico Establishes 3-Digit Emergency Phone Number; Texas NENA Chapter Recognizes Monterrey's Establishment of 0-8-0/9-1-1

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Texas Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association

    AUSTIN, Texas, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Chapter of the National
 Emergency Number Association (TENA) will recognize the successful
 implementation of 0-8-0/9-1-1 in Monterrey, Mexico.  Monterrey received
 assistance in selection of equipment, facilities, and personnel for the new
 3-digit emergency phone system from the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development
 Council (LRGVDC).
     In 1998 when Monterrey first began planning a 3-digit emergency number,
 they approached TENA for guidance who put them in contact with LRGVDC Program
 Coordinator Silbia Barajas.  "I was impressed with Monterrey's determination
 to get their 3-digit emergency number," said Ms. Barajas.  "All the hard work
 has really paid off, now Monterrey can serve as a flagship for many other
 cities in Mexico."
     Although 0-8-0/9-1-1 Monterrey still faces the challenge of placing its
 population of 5,000,000 people on their emergency number system they are
 confident of succeeding.  "We still have a long way to go, but with the
 support of TENA and NENA, we know that we are on the right track and will not
 go wrong," said Oscar Olivares, General Director of 0-8-0/9-1-1 Monterrey.
 "We have 120,000 families online and 20,000 are being entered monthly in the
 TELMEX system."
     TENA will present 9-1-1 Monterrey with a Certificate of Accomplishment for
 their pioneering efforts of establishing a 3-digit emergency phone number
 system like the 9-1-1 emergency system utilized in Texas and the rest of the
 nation.  By establishing an effective emergency communication infrastructure
 more lives will be saved as a result of reducing the time required to respond
 to emergency needs.
     TENA is a state chapter of the National Emergency Number Association.
 NENA's mission is to foster the technological advancement, availability, and
 implementation of a universal emergency telephone number system.  In carrying
 out its mission, NENA promotes research, planning, training and education.
 The protection of human life, the preservation of property and the maintenance
 of general community security are among NENA's objectives.
 
      For Further Information Contact:
      Sherri Griffith Powell, (512) 305-6921
      sherri.powell@csec.state.tx.us
 
 

SOURCE Texas Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association
    AUSTIN, Texas, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Chapter of the National
 Emergency Number Association (TENA) will recognize the successful
 implementation of 0-8-0/9-1-1 in Monterrey, Mexico.  Monterrey received
 assistance in selection of equipment, facilities, and personnel for the new
 3-digit emergency phone system from the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development
 Council (LRGVDC).
     In 1998 when Monterrey first began planning a 3-digit emergency number,
 they approached TENA for guidance who put them in contact with LRGVDC Program
 Coordinator Silbia Barajas.  "I was impressed with Monterrey's determination
 to get their 3-digit emergency number," said Ms. Barajas.  "All the hard work
 has really paid off, now Monterrey can serve as a flagship for many other
 cities in Mexico."
     Although 0-8-0/9-1-1 Monterrey still faces the challenge of placing its
 population of 5,000,000 people on their emergency number system they are
 confident of succeeding.  "We still have a long way to go, but with the
 support of TENA and NENA, we know that we are on the right track and will not
 go wrong," said Oscar Olivares, General Director of 0-8-0/9-1-1 Monterrey.
 "We have 120,000 families online and 20,000 are being entered monthly in the
 TELMEX system."
     TENA will present 9-1-1 Monterrey with a Certificate of Accomplishment for
 their pioneering efforts of establishing a 3-digit emergency phone number
 system like the 9-1-1 emergency system utilized in Texas and the rest of the
 nation.  By establishing an effective emergency communication infrastructure
 more lives will be saved as a result of reducing the time required to respond
 to emergency needs.
     TENA is a state chapter of the National Emergency Number Association.
 NENA's mission is to foster the technological advancement, availability, and
 implementation of a universal emergency telephone number system.  In carrying
 out its mission, NENA promotes research, planning, training and education.
 The protection of human life, the preservation of property and the maintenance
 of general community security are among NENA's objectives.
 
      For Further Information Contact:
      Sherri Griffith Powell, (512) 305-6921
      sherri.powell@csec.state.tx.us
 
 SOURCE  Texas Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association