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New Workshop Announcement: Continuity of Operations Plans (COOPs) for Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs)

 

October 7, 2011

 

On behalf of the State of Maine, representatives from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) Interoperable Communications Technical Assistance Program (ICTAP) will be facilitating the second in a series of two workshops to help develop Continuity of Operations Plans (COOPs) for Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) and public safety dispatch centers statewide. The first of these workshops was held June 15, 2011. The follow-on workshop will be held on October 13, 2011.

These workshops are part of an OEC/ICTAP technical assistance effort designed to help supervisory personnel plan for continuity of operations in the event of evacuations, relocations, or loss of capabilities.

The first workshop in this series provided participants a seminar-style venue where OEC/ICTAP facilitators provided real world examples of plans for different COOP scenarios and shared best practices from around the Nation to help participants identify and mitigate predictable risks to PSAPs and dispatch centers. During the follow-up workshop, OEC/ICTAP will present a draft COOP template with some of the ideas and content from the first workshop for the planning team to review and revise.

As an invitee on this announcement, you have been identified by the State as a valuable member of the team needed to contribute to this COOP. Please join us on Thursday October 13, 2011. This workshop will take place from 9:00am-4:00pm at:

State of Maine Performance and Training Center 10 Mountain Drive Fairfield, Maine

To participate in this workshop, please RSVP to Steven Mallory, Statewide Interoperability Coordinator, Maine Emergency Management Agency, by phone at 207-624-4476, or via email to Steven.Mallory@maine.gov.

 

Contact:

Steve Mallory, MEMA
207-624-4476
Steven.Mallory@maine.gov

 

Last update: 07/20/10