A national study seeking to identify how broadly and effectively First Responders are using existing technology, and gauge which technologies will be important in the near and mid-term is now live and seeking the input of any Canadian Police, Fire and EMS employees willing to contribute to the online survey before March 31.
The study, launched in collaboration with partners including the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada, and the Collaborative Centre for Justice and Safety, is at its essence, a capability based planning tool that will seek to assess:
Download a 1-page PDF overview of the study here: http://www.cata.ca/files/TTCA/TTCA_Summary.pdf
First Responders - Act Today! Contact Kevin Wennekes for the survey link. Five randomly drawn submissions will receive a complimentary Blackberry Z10.
Join TechNOW Interview with Steve Palmer:
On Wednesday, March 18 at 2:00 PM EST, join CATAAlliance Chief Business Officer Kevin Wennekes as he interviews Steve Palmer, Executive Director of the University of Regina's Collaborative Centre for Justice and Safety , and co-Chair of the CATAAlliance Public Safety Advisory Board, in an exploration of the study and its potential use and outcomes.
Watch this interview live by using the following link at the time of broadcast: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQyCnzos90Q
TechNOW video interview with Dan Elliott, Communication Systems Manager for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, in a discussion around the recent launch of the Public Safety eProfile and on-going development of a national Public Safety Buyers Portal. http://youtu.be/2xwR2OojRzQ
TechNOW Interview with Dale McFee, Deputy Minister of Corrections and Policing, Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice, on importance of Public Safety Partnerships. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcbiGrkeKLs
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