ICCRA becomes independent from TCCA

Monday, 17 September, 2018

ICCRA becomes independent from TCCA

ICCRA has now become fully independent from TCCA, after the news was announced in July.

The ICCRA team has been working to finalise administrative and logistical details of the move.

In order to operate independently, ICCRA has been incorporated as a not-for-profit company in England. It has established a small board of directors, which it will expand over time to provide leadership and drive from across the critical control rooms industry.

ICCRA wants to make it easy for those with an interest in critical control rooms to join its expanding alliance. As a result, it has revised its membership rates.

Under the Operator Membership, individual members from organisations providing critical control room services are able to join for free.

Under the Commercial Membership, individuals who receive compensation for providing products and/or services to critical control rooms may join for £180 per year.

Corporate membership packages will be announced in due course.

ICCRA will be honouring membership which was taken out while it was operating under the TCCA. It is also writing to existing members to explain how their particular circumstances are affected.

At the time of the initial announcement, Tony Gray, TCCA Chief Executive, said: “I’m delighted that the growth and strength of ICCRA means that the group can now stand alone as an entity separate to TCCA. We will, of course, continue to work closely with the organisation, and wish ICCRA every success in addressing the requirements of the many thousands of people worldwide who work in mission-critical control rooms delivering vital services for us all.”

In response, Peter Prater, ICCRA’s co-founder and Chair, said: “ICCRA recognises and applauds the support it has received from TCCA for the past years. Without the foresight of TCCA and its belief in us we would not be where we are today. ICCRA looks forward to the opportunity to take its own path now and is excited by what the future holds. One thing is for certain, the relationship between the two organisations is a vital one as our interests, of course, include the mobile communications demanded by critical control rooms across the globe.”

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