Countdown To Federal E9-1-1 Legislation: Kentucky

Countdown to Federal Legislation Kentucky

Important Update

 

The FCC adopted a Report and Order on August 1, 2019. These regulations, which provide rules for Kari’s Law and Ray Baum’s Act, may be more stringent than your current state E911 legislation. However, if your state’s regulations are more rigid than federal legislation, the state law then takes precedence. In essence, always aim to comply with the more precise regulations. Look out for our coming blog, where we will be outlining exactly what the FCC Report and Order means for businesses. 

 

Countdown to Federal E9-1-1 Legislation…

Are you prepared for when the new federal E9-1-1 legislation goes into effect this September? We will be discussing a different state every Thursday, so you can get the most up-to-date E9-1-1 information about your state’s requirements, what this means for you, and what you can do to become compliant. This week we are highlighting the state with an Unbridled Spirit, Kentucky. 

 

Kentucky requires…

Residential private switch telephone service providers located in E911 capable areas must provide ANI and ALI data for each 911 call, and must provide ALI that includes the street address, plus an apartment number or floor, if applicable.  65.752 Statutes

 

All states require…

Kari’s Law was enacted in February 2018, and requires that all phones must be able to directly dial 9-1-1 without any additional digit, prefix, or trunk-access code beforehand, such as ‘9’. Also, the system from which 9-1-1 is dialed must provide a notification to a central location at the facility where the system is installed alerting another person or organization to the existence of an emergency call. 

 

What this means for you and your business...

While Kentucky’s legislation targets residential establishments, it is important to note that coming legislation will likely dictate regulations that apply to both residential and business communication systems.  At RedSky, we think Kentucky’s step toward legislating E911 is commendable, however we believe that the protection Kentucky citizens enjoy at home must also translate to their place of work.  Whether that be in an office, cafe, or even working from home, more must be done to protect the workforce.  RedSky Technologies does exactly this for your company, so you can protect your employees, expand your business without boundaries, all while complying with state, and soon to be federal, legislation. Additionally, RedSky’s on-site notification technology will bring your company into compliance with Kari’s Law. 

 

We cover…

RedSky works with some of the largest companies in the world, equipping them with technology to confidently grow into the future. We protect some of the largest organizations in the country. The largest insurance companies, banks, governments at local, state, and federal levels, school districts and universities, medical centers, and even airlines all trust RedSky to provide them with comprehensive E9-1-1 protection. These companies work with us because we allow them to focus on running and growing their unique organizations, while we focus on building and providing the best E9-1-1 solutions.

 

Are you prepared for E9-1-1? Ask your Director of IT / HR about what your plans are for this legislation, and emergency preparedness.