First Responders: Communications, Support and Safety


Heath D. Knott (Editor)

Series: Safety and Risk in Society
BISAC: MED000000

Major natural disasters in the past 3 years, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, have heightened attention to the nation’s ability to respond to these types of emergencies. Police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical service personnel are often the first to respond to a crisis or emergency. This book looks at issues faced by first responders.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Emergency Communications: Required Auction of Public Safety Spectrum Could Harm First Responder Capabilities
United States Government Accountability Office
Chapter 2. Assessing First Responder Communications
Committee on Homeland Security
Chapter 3. The First Responder Network (FirstNet) and Next-Generation Communications for Public Safety: Issues for Congress
Jill C. Gallagher
Chapter 4. Public Health Preparedness: HHS Should Take Actions to Ensure It Has an Adequate Number of Effectively Trained Emergency Responders
United States Government Accountability Office
Chapter 5. Supporting Research and Development for First Responders Act
Committee on Homeland Security
Chapter 6. Federal Efforts to Address the Mental Health of First Responders: Resources and Issues for Congress
Johnathan H. Duff, Nathan James, Jill C. Gallagher and Ada S. Cornell
Chapter 7. Funding for Firefighters for COVID-19 Response
Jill C. Gallagher and Brian E. Humphreys
Chapter 8. Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) and Public Safety Officers’ Educational Assistance (PSOEA) Programs
Scott D. Szymendera

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