Ohio Statewide Emergency Services Internet Protocol Network (ESINet) Steering Committee

An Emergency Services Internet Protocol Network (ESINet) is a network capable of connecting calls, texts and other forms of media from the public to 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs). The state will offer a statewide ESINet available for connection to local PSAPs.

The Ohio ESINet Steering Committee has been tasked with the following: 

  • Address the development of a statewide ESINet, including a review of the current funding model for this state's 9-1-1 systems;

  •  Examine the readiness of the state's current technology infrastructure to support Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1);
  •  Research legislative authority with regard to governance and funding;
  •  Make recommendations for consolidation of public-safety-answering-point operations in this state, to accommodate next-generation 9-1-1 technology and to facilitate a more efficient and effective emergency services system;
  •  Recommend policies, procedures, and statutory or regulatory authority to effectively govern a statewide emergency services internet protocol network;
  •  Coordinate with statewide initiatives and associations.

Upcoming Meetings

The next ESINet Steering Committee meeting is scheduled for August 25, 2020 at 11:00 AM. 

Teleconference will be MSTeams - below is the call-in information:

+1 614-721-2972   United States, Columbus (Toll)
Conference ID: 721 040 334

The Ohio PSAP Operations Subcommittee meeting dates to accept public feedback on the upcoming review/revisions of the existing PSAP operating rules
 (OAC 5507-1) will be:

August 19, 2020 beginning 1:00PM – call-in information:

Meeting number (access code): 160 304 6744


Meeting password: teDpZNTF256

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

1:00 am  |  (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)  |  3 hrs

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Next Meeting:

September 23, 2020 beginning 10:00AM – teleconference