Planning

Create a Tactical Interoperable Communications Plan

Owning/Managing Organization: TACN FirstNet

Program Description: TACN FirstNet encourages public safety agencies to develop an area-specific Tactical Interoperable Communications Plan (TICP) following the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Emergency Communications standards. A TICP will help your agency develop a scope of advanced communication technologies available to your area and ensure all personnel respond to emergencies following a set of standards.

Create a Next Generation 9-1-1 Integration Plan

Owning/Managing Organization: Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO)

Apply for scholarships to improve your agency's LMR network

Owning/Managing Organization: Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) and Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO)

Program Description: Several federal financial assistance programs are available to public safety agencies to foster the enhancement of current LMR emergency communications technologies. APCO International also offers scholarships for all APCO Institute communications courses. Apply for scholarships or grants to support your agency's training efforts. Plan ahead by investing in and installing hardware needed to utilize FirstNet.