Across the nation, over 70,000 state, local, tribal and federal agencies and related entities support public safety and emergency response. These agencies and entities are faced with distinct resource, governance, policy and technological environments and limitations. As such, cross-discipline and cross-jurisdictional collaboration and coordination is a continuous challenge. The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate established the First Responders Group (FRG) as the Department’s primary interface with the first responder community. FRG supports the community’s ability to protect the homeland and respond to disasters by ensuring they have the equipment, technology and information they need. FRG is separated into three divisions covering communications, equipment and testing.
Last Published Date: July 18, 2018