State and local governments face unique and often localized considerations for the reliability and resiliency of communications networks and other systems in their jurisdiction. Concerns include ensuring that communications networks are dependable and secure to deliver and respond to 911 calls, to support first responders and other public safety officials in protecting and disseminating vital emergency information to the public, and to connect everyday citizens and businesses in today’s market place. The reliability and resiliency of these networks and other systems are therefore critical, especially during disasters and other emergencies.
The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau provides this non-exhaustive list of useful resources for state and local governments.
- Public Safety Support Center
- PSAP Registry
- PSAP Certification Report
- Task Force on Optimal Public Safety Answering Point Architecture (TFOPA) developed for PSAPs
- 911 and E911 Services
- Wireless Emergency Alerts
- How Public Safety Officials Can Issue Wireless Emergency Alerts
- Emergency Alerts System
- Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS)