I was requested to support the Department of Homeland Security’s 2016 Science and Technology Cause-4 International Exercise between the United States and Canada today.
United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Public Safety Canada. Yep-international baby!!!!!
But crossing borders is more difficult than you think – esp when dealing with patient privacy, tactical operations, and coordinating efforts amongst ultra type-A personalities.
This is why training and exercising is so crucial to agencies who want to make a different in their communities they serve. This is also why Emergency Management is ideally a solid coordinating entity for this type of response.
In this particular international exercise, emergency response agencies are testing EMS response, transport information, sharing actionable data, social media, and a whole lots others stuff.
I’m just glad to be a small part of the work by so many people and agencies.
I am convinced that through joint exercises, we can build stronger core agencies and be better responsive to emerging threats and hazards.
“It is imperative that we enhance our all-hazards public safety partnerships.” – Kevin Sur.