SAFECOM was formed in 2001 after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 as part of the Presidential E-Government Initiative to improve public safety interoperability, allowing emergency responders to communicate effectively before, during, and after emergencies and disasters. SAFECOM’s mission is to improve designated emergency response providers’ inter-jurisdictional and inter-disciplinary emergency communications interoperability through collaboration with emergency responders across federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, and international borders.
Below are some useful documents to become better informed about the program.
The SAFECOM Charter outlines the mission, goals, objectives, membership, and operating procedures of SAFECOM.
2019 SAFECOM Annual Summary
This year in review document showcases SAFECOM's recent successes and achievements.
2020 SAFECOM Strategic Plan
This document describes the Program's short- and mid-term priorities, and associated annual products and activities, to enhance operability and interoperability for public safety communications.
SAFECOM Fact Sheet
The SAFECOM Fact Sheet provides information about SAFECOM's background, mission, and initiatives.
SAFECOM Introduction Presentation
This presentation provides a quick history on SAFECOM and it's current initiatives.
Emergency Communications Advisory Groups White Paper
This white paper explains the difference between SAFECOM and similar organizations such as, the Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC), National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC) and National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC).