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Iowa APCO / NENA 2017 Spring Conference

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.






Next Iowa 911 Council Meeting


Thursday December 13, 2018 9:00 am

West Des Moines City Hall Council Chambers at

4200 Mills Civic Parkway West Des Moines, Iowa 
























IOWA APCO / NENA positions of legislation 2018


IOWA APCO / NENA positions of legislation 2017


ATTENION:  New Must Read on Iowa 911 Funding

Click Here for PDF Letter to INENA Members



Current Text-to-911 Availability in Iowa





As of May 29, 2018, 97 of Iowa's 99 counties have 911 call centers capable of receiving text messages. The two counties where call centers are still not Text-to-911 capable are Pottawattamie and Scott.

Currently, six mobile phone service providers have taken the necessary steps to allow you to text 911 on your mobile phone in Iowa: AT&T, i-Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon. As the equipment in each 911 call center is adjusted to enable the receipt of texts, customers of these carriers can use the feature within a matter of days
Text-to-911 availability in Iowa. All but Pottawattamie and Scott counties have Text-to-911 capability in Iowa. Text-to-911 logo: Call if you can, text if you can't


Text-to-911 flier 1 (PDF)