Ontario 9-1-1 Advisory Board

The Ontario 9-1-1 Advisory Board meets on a quarterly basis at various locations across Ontario, acting as an advocate for the 9-1-1 system in the Province of Ontario. The purpose of the Board is to serve as an authoritative source of information and expertise to the Province and its Municipalities as it relates to the implementation and operation of 9-1-1 Emergency Number systems; and to serve in an advocacy role with other organizations, governments and their agencies, to represent the interests of Ontario.

 

Our Primary Goals are to

  • protect the public interest;
  • disseminate 9-1-1 information;
  • maintain the integrity of the 9-1-1 system;
  • advance the feature set of the 9-1-1 system;
  • work with lawmakers to influence 9-1-1 decisions;
  • monitor telephone technology as it affects 9-1-1 answering points and the public
 

Board Membership

j0439265.jpg The OAB membership is comprised of 9-1-1 responders (Police, Fire, EMS) agencies, representatives of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Bell Canada, and other parties. Members are volunteers with an expertise in 9-1-1 legislation, municipal services, 9-1-1 answering points, as well as Police, Fire, and EMS dispatch centers.

 

NEWS RELEASE
Peel Regional Police Text with 9-1-1

Click here to view the News Release  

 

Text with 9-1-1
Please visist our News page (found on the navigation tabs above) to read about the new Text with 9-1-1 initiative.

 

Bell Canada 9-1-1 BID 13 Document (Terminal to Network Interface)-Version 16 
ALL PSAPs SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE DETAILS CONTAINED IN THIS DOCUMENT.
Issued to provide details regarding Bell Canada's plans to introduce a new ALI platform planned for deployment in the third quarter of 2012. This new ALI platform will be IP based only.

 

 CALL 9-1-1 TO REPORT IMPAIRED DRIVING

Call 9-1-1 to Report Impaired Drivers

 

DISTRACTED DRIVING CAN KILL
DON'T TEMPT FATE....THAT TEXT CAN WAIT
(Public Service Announcement regarding texting while driving)

 

MULTI-CULTURAL PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEOS

Punjabi Speaking 9-1-1 Communicator

 

Punjabi Grandmother and Grandson

 

Mandarin Senior's Medical Emergency

 

Mandarin Car Accident Needs Ttranslator


 
Pocket Dialled 9-1-1 Calls


  

POCKET DIALED 9-1-1 CALLS - PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fact: Across Ontario, thousands of pocket dialed 9-1-1 calls are made every day; approximately 200 - 300 calls per day in Toronto alone. That's 10% of the volume of 9-1-1 calls!

Click on the links below to learn more how you can help to alleviate this problem for YOUR Emergency Services;

OAB911 / OACP Joint Media Release - Pocket dialled 9-1-1 calls

OPP Media Release - Pocket dialed 9-1-1 calls

York Regional Police Media Release - Pocket dialed 9-1-1 calls

 

Following are some educational links regarding "pocket dialed 9-1-1 calls";

Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association - "Dialing 9-1-1"

CBC News web site - "Police Launch Campaign to End 9-1-1 Pocket Dials"

VIMEO web site (City of Calgary) - "Accidental Calls to 9-1-1"

  

 


    OAB 911 Public Service Announcement (Audio Only)

    OAB 911 Public Service Announcement  (Video)