SAFECOM, OEC Want to Hear from Fire Chiefs

SAFECOM and the DHS Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) want to know how they can help improve emergency communications nationwide. Your input will be used to:

  • Identify gaps in funding and capability improvements
  • Raise national awareness on emergency communications
  • Build industry knowledge by capturing reliable data
  • Influence public policy by informing decision-makers
  • Identify essential capabilities and capability gaps
  • Develop additional training and other resources
  • Provide a validated national perspective

Please take a few moments and complete this nationwide survey by Feb. 23 so the voice of fire and emergency service leaders is heard! These resources (all PDFs) may help:

Questions? Email or call toll free at 833-723-3712. Hours of operation are 9 AM to 6 PM ET.

Take the Survey

Chief Gary McCarraher is chair of the IAFC Communications Committee.

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