First comprehensive national survey and study of First Responders in Canada
December 11, 2007

Of special interest to advanced security organizations with products and services targeted at first responder clients
For the first time in Canada, Fire, Police, Paramedic and Emergency Response organizations were asked about their current use of technology, about emergency preparedness capabilities, and to identify a range of services they would like to see available to improve collaboration and cooperation amongst various jurisdictions. A total of 144 Chiefs (or equivalent) from Fire, Police, Paramedic and Emergency Response Organizations responded to the study.

Read: Media Advisory for Thursday December 13th

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To receive a copy of the resulting 55 page Study entitled "Keeping Canadians Safe - A Technology, Research and Development, and Emergency Preparedness Situational Analysis of Canadian First Responders" send an email to CATA's President, John Reid. CATAAlliance members, pricing ($95), non members ($895).
The Research project was conducted in a collaborative partnership between Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA), the Canadian Police Research Centre and TELUS. Organizations interested in conducting research and/or Surveys in partnership with CATAAlliance should email kwennekes@cata.ca