CISA SAFECOM

CISA Publishes the FY2021 Emergency Communications TA Planning Guide

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Interoperable Communications Technical Assistance Program (ICTAP) serves all 56 states and territories. CISA provides no cost support to state, local, and tribal emergency responders and government officials through the development of training, tools, and onsite assistance to advance public safety interoperability.

CISA Releases NECP Spotlight: Enhancing Rural Emergency Communications Capabilities

Unlike major urban centers, rural areas face unique challenges associated with emergency medical response. Emergency communications personnel in rural communities require the appropriate training and expertise for medical and non-medical response. Recognizing these challenges, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) established the Rural Emergency Medical Communications Demonstration Project (REMCDP) to help rural communities examine barriers and identify solutions that help improve the delivery of rural medical care.

RESPONDING TO A PANDEMIC: TECHNOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINTS

During a pandemic, public safety answering points (PSAPs) around the country must be prepared for reduced onsite staff due to social distancing measures and increased sick and family medical leave. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently interviewed Ed Reuter, Executive Director of the Indiana Statewide 9-1-1 Board, to discuss these solutions and lessons learned. Highlights of the interview are summarized below.