D. Jeremy DeMar joins the NGA 911 team
Posted: October 19, 2021 at 1:46 PM EDT|Update: 1 hour ago
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., October 19, 2021 / PRNewswire / – NGA 911, LLC, a leading provider of Next Generation Basic Services (NGCS) and Advanced 911 Call Management, announced on Monday the appointment of D. Jeremy DeMar, MA, CPE, ENP as Director of Engagement and Outreach.
A thought leader and advocate for the emergency communications profession, Mr. DeMar brings nearly nineteen years of operational and administrative experience in the 9-1-1 sector to the NGA 911 team. Mr. DeMar has d ” first served as a police dispatcher in the emergency communications service (ECD) at Rochester, New York. Later, he will be promoted to the position of Dispatcher II (Police, Fire, EMS), and finally, to the position of Shift Supervisor. In January 2018, Mr. DeMar accepted a post of Director of Emergency Communications for the City of Springfield, Massachusetts, a position he held until april 2020, on which date he would accept an appointment as Executive Director of the Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center (MVECC) at New Providence, New Jersey.
Mr. DeMar holds undergraduate degrees in Fire Science and Emergency Management and in March 2017 completed graduate studies with the Naval college (Monterey, California), by writing and publishing a master’s thesis entitled “Next Generation 9-1-1: Policy Implications of Incident Related Imagery on the Public Safety Answering Point”. His research has been cited in a number of graduate books, and the term he coined during his graduate studies, Incident Related Imagery, appears in various public safety publications, most recently in a white paper. DHS / CISA titled “Next Generation 911 Imaging Impacts Related to Incident 101”. September 2021Mr. DeMar was chosen to deliver the keynote address at the Missouri Public Safety Communications Conference, where he provided senior level insight into his dissertation research.
Mr. DeMar’s service to the 9-1-1 profession extends far beyond his work at the Emergency Communications Center. Previously, he was co-chair of the National Joint TERT Initiative (NJTI) representing APCO; on the Atlantic section of APCO as a member of the board of directors; member of the education advisory board of NENA and member of the board of directors of the NG 9-1-1 Institute. He currently sits at SAFECOM as a member of the NG 9-1-1 working group; Member of APCO Cyber Security Committee and APCO Standards Development Group for Career Advancement in PSAP.
“It is essential that industry partners and solution providers serving the 9-1-1 community fully understand the needs of their customers and frontline team members. This is absolutely the case when it comes to offering, deploying and supporting cutting-edge technologies. designed to improve emergency communication center operations, ”DeMar said. “During conversations with the NGA 911 leadership team prior to my appointment, it became clear to me how committed this group and organization was to not only advancing next-generation 9-1-1 technologies, but more importantly, only do so after understanding the needs of the customer and their public safety partners. I am extremely proud to join the NGA 911 team and delighted to see what the future holds for this team. organization and profession of 9-1-1.
As Director of Outreach and Engagement, Mr. DeMar will focus on creating a welcoming and informative connection between NGA 911 and the emergency communications community. His expertise in administration and Operation of the PSAP / ECC, coupled with his passion for raising awareness and understanding of emerging technologies in the 9-1-1 space make him a wonderful addition to the NGA911 team, ”said Don Ferguson, CEO NGA 911.
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