Emergency Communications Coordination
Interoperable emergency communications requires the coordination of diverse stakeholders cooperating across disciplines and jurisdictions. Formalized emergency coordination provides the framework in which stakeholders can collaborate and make decisions that reflect shared objectives and address key challenges during day-to-day operations, special events, and crises. Successful emergency communication coordination respects individual agencies’ roles and responsibilities yet provides each agency with the communication networks necessary to cooperate with other agencies. CISA Emergency Communications Coordination team aims to tie together disparate regional needs, foster collaboration, and establish overarching communication strategies that meet the needs of all stakeholders.
CISA Emergency Communications Coordination strengthens emergency communications and response capabilities across federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial (FSLTT) governments through trusted relationships, collaborations, and program development. CISA has subject matter experts located across the country to engage stakeholders and address the complex issues facing the emergency communications ecosystems. CISA’s Emergency Communications Coordinators assist state and regional stakeholders with their communications planning, and subject matter expertise for the communications and information technology industries. CISA works with its stakeholders and regional personnel to document best practices and lessons learned to promote improvements in emergency communications during future events. Emergency communications training, tools, workshops, regional support and guidance documents are available to ensure that public safety have communications support during steady state and emergency operations.
CISA supports and promotes the nationwide improvement of emergency communications capabilities. We employ subject matter experts located across the country to engage stakeholders and address the complex issues facing the emergency communications ecos
CISA's National Coordinating Center for Communications (NCC) continuously monitors national and international incidents and events that may impact emergency communications.
Through collaboration with emergency responders and elected officials across all levels of government, SAFECOM works to improve emergency response providers’ inter-jurisdictional and interdisciplinary emergency communications interoperability across
Statewide Communication Interoperability Plans (SCIPs) are locally-driven, multi-jurisdictional, and multi-disciplinary statewide plans to enhance emergency communications.