Most public safety agencies (fire, law enforcement, and EMS) in the U.S. and Canada do fairly well in using their communication tools, e.g., land mobile radios and wireless devices, for the day-to-day emergency incidents to which they respond. Those same entities, however, can experience real communications challenges when faced with a large-scale or complex emergency events that require the response of additional resources from multiple agencies. Those scenarios imply multiple different technologies and challenges mais appear when merging them to communicate easily.
Topics: emergency management, Emergency Operations Center, mutual aid partners, emergency management agency, Communications problems, Mutual aid operations, Emergency managers, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey, Public safety communications challenges
Good afternoon to everyone and welcome to the beginning of convention and trade show season. It’s that time of the year where we all will travel to at least one or two conventions to learn from the pro’s what is happening in our given public safety field whether it is police, fire or EMS.