First Responder Vendor Outreach Forum a Groundbreaking Success – Presentation decks now available for identifying areas of opportunity and markets in the advanced security sector
October 21, 2008

Ottawa, October 21, 2008…CATA’s First Responder Vendor Outreach Forum enabled First Responders and Vendors to present, learn, and debate the major IT product and service needs for Canada’s Public Safety community, and the barriers that are preventing them from procuring these solutions from qualified Canadian vendors. 

The slideshow presentations, which are now available, include keynote speaker presentations from Chief Dan Hefkey with Emergency Management Ontario and Yang Jincai, Chairman of the Shenzhen Security and Protection Industry Association.

 Presentations are also included from speakers who represented the following organizations:

  • Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Canadian Network of Visual Analytics Centres
  • Emergency Management Ontario
  • Export Development Canada
  • London Police Service
  • Ontario Provincial Police
  • Office of Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Office of the Fire Marshall
  • Province of Ontario - Government Mobile Communication Office
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Toronto Emergency Medical Services
  • Toronto Police Service
  • U.S. Embassy - Ottawa
  • York Regional Police

We will also be organizing a Conference call update with the Director of the CPRC (Canadian Police Research Centre) to brief executives on new developments and respond to caller questions as part of our advanced security peer group.

 ++ Action Item: To receive your password access to the First Responder documentation site, please contact John Reid at with First Responder in the Header. Also note your interest in participating in a Conference Call update on the CPRC. We will send you details. Note that your CATA membership must be current to receive password access to the documentation site and subsequent Conference Call.