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It’s about public safety and ensuring timely, coordinated and effective emergency responses. We need to get the right information to the right people at the right time.   So, what is standing in our way, and how can we fix it?

Join us for Canada’s premiere public safety interoperability event from December 1 to 3, 2019 in Toronto. The 13th Canadian Public Safety Interoperability Workshop (CITIG 13) promises to be an interactive, problem-identifying, and problem-solving workshop.

We honour the origins of CITIG and its evolution over the years, and we are taking into account the survey results from CITIG 12, where Governance issues rated highly. While technology continues to play a crucial role within interoperability, this year our focus will expand into the other lanes of the interoperability continuum.  Human factors, organizational culture, process, resiliency and more will be on the agenda.

The agenda for CITIG 13 is now online. Please click here to see the agenda and to register TODAY!

Limited exhibit and sponsorship opportunities also remain. Don’t Miss Your Chance to Participate in CITIG 13!

CITIG 13 Announced!

“We need to talk” Join us for Canada’s premiere communications interoperability event from December 1 to 3, 2019 in Toronto. The thirteeth Canadian Public Safety Interoperability Workshop, widely known as CITIG 13, will again break new ground on key voice and data interoperability, NG9-1-1 and more issues facing today’s public safety sector.

Want to attend? This event sells out consistently, so secure your spot today! Want to be an exhibitor or sponsor? Download the Contribution & Exhibit Package. In either case, do it early — all past workshops have sold out! Full details on our Event Page.

Progress Report on a National Public Safety Broadband Network - Now Available

In May 2018, Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) Ministers Responsible for Emergency Management collectively acknowledged the benefits of a potential Public Safety Broadband Network (PSBN) and endorsed the establishment of a Temporary National Coordination Office (TNCO) to guide the work on a PSBN for the next two years. 

The TNCO Progress report released in June 2019 can be read here.

New U.S. Resource on NG9-1-1 and Broadband

 The National 911 Program and the National Association of State 911 Administrators (NASNA) have created a 16-page brochure NG911 & FirstNet Guide for State and Local Authorities to help local authorities understand the difference between NG9-1-1 and FirstNet as decisions are made about the future of emergency communications. Some of the information will be helpful to Canadian organizations. Download the guide here.

APCO Releases Report on Broadband Implications for the PSAP

In August, APCO International announced the publication of a seminal report titled Broadband Implications for the PSAP.  This report provides a forward-looking analysis of emergency communications, as 9-1-1 centers across the nation transition from decades-old technology to the broadband era and beyond.  The report and related materials can be accessed at www.apcop43.org

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