Emergency Number Association (TENA) is a not-for profit corporation
which was established in 1985 following the passage of the Emergency
Communications Act. The membership of TENA is comprised
of public safety communications professionals representing the
Emergency Communications District's throughout Tennessee. In addition, a number of individuals
from commercial and industrial firms hold membership.
governed by a twelve member Board of Directors who are elected for
two-year terms at the organization's Annual Conference.
are dedicated to making 9-1-1 and
emergency communications work better.
We measure our success in the lives that are saved by
9-1-1 each day.
To foster the
technological advancement, availability and
implementation of a universal 9-1-1 emergency telephone
system by promoting research, planning, training and
of human life, the preservation of property and the support of
general community security are TENA's main objectives. TENA serves
as a unified voice and a source for networking for Emergency Communications Districts across the state.
Acting as a unified
organization to represent the interests of all districts statewide,
TENA takes an active role in both legislative and operational