Public Safety Expert Speakers: Public Wireless Alerting & Police ICT Strategies; View Live Broadcast from Windsor Police Squad Car
May 19, 2016

Watch Now - Is Canada Heading in the Right Direction on Wireless Public Alerting?

In this 15-minute briefing, Mr. Dan McArthur, Senior Strategist, Nuclear Oversight and Regulatory Affairs, Bruce Power, discusses the current state of Public Alerting in Canada and where the Nation needs to go with inclusion of the wireless service providers' participation in providing Wireless Public Alerting to all Canadians and on all networks.

As Mr. McArthur explains, Canada is experiencing an increased frequency and severity in the hazards faced and the job of First Responders is becoming increasingly more difficult during time of crises to ensure the safety of a growing population.

With current Cell Broadcast strategies predicted to take almost a decade to implement and in cases of other nations being abandoned altogether, Mr. McArthur explains how Location-Based SMS text can provide a more immediate and dynamic solution.

Watch this video, then have your voice heard by responding to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2016-115 located at:

Public Wireless Alerting with Dan McArthur from CATAAlliance on Vimeo.

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Later today - Live Video Podcast from Inspector Brendan Dodd's Police Cruiser

In a visceral demonstration of the CATAAlliance vision of interviewing subject matter experts anywhere, anyplace, and anytime, join a very special video webcast with Inspector Brendan Dodd, Windsor Police Service, and Co-Chair of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police ICT Committee, as he provides an overview of the mandate, composition and priorities being addressed by the ICT committee.

Inspector Dodd will also discuss plans for the development of a dedicated series of podcasts featuring ICT committee representatives offering regular updates on key activities taking place on specific files such as NG 911, the Canadian Community Safety Information Management Strategy, and Nationally-Accepted Background Checks for Vendors, to name only a few.

Tune into the following link at 4:00 PM EST to watch this live broadcast: