Mission: Focus on the mitigation of communications issues involving public safety operations in the U.S. and Canadian border areas, and proactively work in international regulatory realms to facilitate more effective communications in these border areas.
- Work with the U.S. to help facilitate timely and effective international allocation, regulation, and sharing of 700 MHz spectrum
- Work closely with NPSTC to leverage enhanced cross border operations, policy, and training.
- Serve as a focal point for border area public safety communications issues in all bands, as they arise.
Want to get involved?
CITIG and NPSTC are seeking volunteers to serve on a working group to study cross border voice and data communications between the U.S. and Canada. This Working Group provides input on current state of cross border interoperability, including:
- Overview of current state of cross border interoperability in the U.S. and Canada
- A review of the current and forward looking regulatory environment
- A statement regarding problems and barriers to voice and data interoperability
- An overview of existing cross border interoperability projects
- A list of best practices for technology, policy and operations
- Initial recommendations based on the SAFECOM Interoperability Continuum lanes
NPSTC and CITIG have spent the last year collecting a large amount of information and reports which will form the basis for this document.
- The Working Group needs input from volunteers in these specific areas:
- Canadian and U.S. first responders who work along the border
- Federal, State/Provincial, Tribal and local agency representatives
- Operational, Technical and Policy level representatives
- Law Enforcement, Fire/Rescue and EMS/Paramedics representatives
The Working Group meets monthly by teleconference. If you are interested in participating in this Working Group, please sign up using the NPSTC Volunteer Registration Form at http://npstc.org/joinToParticipate.jsp.