To meet its objectives of characterizing the global first responder market and informing and guiding industry and academia, the Forum has been conducting an ongoing global market analysis activity. This publication represents a summary of this activity to date.
The analysis activity thus far has focused on broadly quantifying the global first responder market, by utilizing first responder personnel figures and their corresponding operating and capital expenditure budgets for the aforementioned countries. In summary, the global first responder market in these countries represented approximately 7.5 million first responders, with corresponding operating budgets equating to over $433 billion in 2014. Capital expenditure budgets are initially estimated to be over $17 billion in 2014. Capital expenditure is the amount spent to acquire or improve long-term assets, such as equipment.