Government Technology

Public Safety and Transportation Professionals Collaborate to Improve Emergency Response

February 14, 2003 By

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) initiated the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Public Safety Program. The program will address the need for improved communication and coordination among public safety and transportation agencies. The ITS Public Safety Program is designed to explore and foster opportunities to improve response through ITS and support partnerships through the dissemination of resources and dialogue among public safety and transportation agencies. The program is guided by a Public Safety Advisory Group (PSAG) composed of senior-level executives from leading national organizations representing the fire and rescue, law enforcement, emergency medical services (EMS), and towing and recovery communities, as well as top officials from state and local government organizations. PSAG makes formal recommendations to the DOT on strategies for improving communication, cooperation, and collaboration between incident and emergency response agencies.

The International County/City Management Association (ICMA) has partnered with the DOT to help facilitate the dialogue between local governments and the ITS Public Safety Program. To support the activities of the PSAG, ICMA is creating three Public Safety Liaison Groups made up of representatives from fire and rescue, law enforcement, emergency medical services, transportation, towing and recovery, HAZMAT, and local elected and appointed officials. Each Liason Group will convene in one of three regions across the country (members will represent the region where the meeting is held) offering a broader perspective on operational and policy issues. As a supplement to the PSAG, Liason Groups will identify barriers related to PSAG recommendations for implementation at the local level and offer strategies to overcome those barriers. Outcomes of Liason Group meetings will help PSAG make formal recommendations to DOT that effectively convey the perspective of public safety and transportation officials at the local level.

Liason Group members will discuss issues and provide input focused on the following three questions:

| More


Add Your Comment

You are solely responsible for the content of your comments. We reserve the right to remove comments that are considered profane, vulgar, obscene, factually inaccurate, off-topic, or considered a personal attack.

In Our Library

White Papers | Exclusives Reports | Webinar Archives | Best Practices and Case Studies
McAfee Enterprise Security Manager and Threat Intelligence Exchange
As a part of the Intel® Security product offering, McAfee® Enterprise Security Manager and McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange work together to provide organizations with exactly what they need to fight advanced threats. You get the situational awareness, actionable intelligence, and instantaneous speed to immediately identify, respond to, and proactively neutralize threats in just milliseconds.
Better security. Better government.
Powering security at all levels of government with simpler, more connected IT.
Cybersecurity in an "All-IP World" Are You Prepared?
In a recent survey conducted by Public CIO, over 125 respondents shared how they protect their environments from cyber threats and the challenges they see in an all-IP world. Read how your cybersecurity strategies and attitudes compare with your peers.
View All

Featured Papers