The programs and activities of the Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) reflect a stakeholder-driven approach to achieving nationwide improvements to emergency communications capabilities. OEC's activities serve emergency response providers at the state, local, tribal, and territorial levels; federal agencies; and international partners (Canada and Mexico).
OEC stakeholders played a central role in the development of the National Emergency Communications Plan and its ongoing implementation. Further, OEC is assisting States in implementing their Statewide Communication Interoperability Plans; delivering technical assistance and training to responders; coordinating policies for emergency communications grants; and increasing the sharing of systems and capabilities among jurisdictions and disciplines.
In this video, OEC Director Chris Essid, Fire Chief Charles Werner (Charlottesville, Virginia) and Deputy Chief of Police Eddie Reyes (Alexandria, Virginia) discuss the importance of partnerships across disciplines and levels of government.