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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:


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