The New Hampshire Emergency Dispatcher’s Association started in the mid-1980s, however, was formally established in 1990. In 1994, NHEDA implemented a mission statement in that its primary goal was for networking and training.
"The purpose of this organization is to give support to each of the members, and be an effective means of communications between our members; provide and facilitate meaningful training and standards in all disciplines of emergency communications."
Fast forward to the year 2003, the NHEDEA Constitution was adopted. Since then association as a whole has continued to grow from its roots to now over 550 members. Looking towards the future, the Executive Board along with each of the current committees in place plan on continuing to advocate for dispatchers here in New Hampshire.