CPRC (Canadian Police Research Centre) Seeks First Responder Technologies & Services: Capabilities Catalogue will also promote the Sector
Ottawa, December 31, 2007 ...CPRC (Canadian Police Research Centre), a national focal point for research and development efforts that support Canada's law enforcement and responder communities wishes to conduct a search for innovative Canadian organizations developing technologies and capabilities that are a strategic match with its business interests.
The CPRC is managed by Defence Research and Development Canada’s (DRDC) Centre for Security Science; a joint endeavour with Public Safety Canada to provide S&T services and supports to address national public safety and security objectives. The centre’s capabilities lie in leading and administering research, development, testing and evaluation of technologies, and identifying future trends and threats.
It has also established a network of national and international S&T partners within the public safety and security communities. DRDC, an agency within the Department of National Defence, is comprised of a national network of seven defence research centres. The Agency works in collaboration with private industry, allied forces and academia to respond to the needs of the Canadian Forces and the public safety community.
Additional information on the CPRC, including its future directions, is available at: http://www.cata.ca/Media_and_Events/Press_Releases/cata_pr12120701.html
The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, that Canada's Government is providing $10 million to support the Canadian Police Research Centre (CPRC)'s work in policing and public safety science and technology. This investment is intended to equip police, firefighter and paramedic services with the best knowledge, tools and technologies to keep Canadians safe.”
Technology & Services Focus List:
· Solutions and services supportive of First Responders** generally defined, but are not limited to: public, private and government agencies, Fire Departments, Law Enforcement, Hospitals, Public Works / Utilities, Public Health, Venue Security, Private EMS / Ambulance, Emergency Management Clinics, Port Security, School Security, Tribal Services, Transportation, and Response Volunteers
Qualification of Interests
** The term 'first responder' refers to those individuals who in the early stages of an incident are responsible for the protection and preservation of life, property, evidence, and the environment, including emergency response, as well as emergency management, public health, clinical care, public works, and other skilled support personnel (such as equipment operators) that provide immediate support services during prevention, response, and recovery operations. (Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 101),
CATAAlliance Note: First Responder Capability Catalogue