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|City Community Lead
|Designing and Implementing a Resilient Smart Public Safety Program
|To be successful, a smart city technology solution mus t mature from a pilot that meets research and development goals, to a sustainable system that can be replicated or scaled to provide key capabilities that respond to operational requirements, while driving further innovation in a broader, more responsive ecosystem. The ability for projects to provide expanding impact into multiple areas (with primary and secondary benefits) is a key consideration for technology applications to support S&CC.
|This Focus Area of the Smart Public Safety initiative describes planning considerations for research and development (R&D) to enhance the ability of Smart & Connected Communities to efficiently manage the recovery of community functions and restoration of economic and social stability following regional or large-scale disasters and civil emergencies.
|This section addresses the integration of traditional public safety and response into the broader scope of overall community preparedness, planning, and response. It deals with the development and coordination of multi-team systems of emergency response agencies with supporting and secondary organizations that interface directly with front-line responders during a disaster or civil emergency. Collectively, these organizations occupy the inner and second circles of Figure 2, and constitute the combined response capability of a community, jurisdiction, or region , and may be augmented by additional resources deployed through Emergency Management Assistance Compacts (EMAC) with adjacent states or jurisdictions or from federal sources, such as FEMA and other agencies.
|Emergency Support Functions
|FEMA Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) may be selectively activated for both Stafford Act and non-Stafford Act incidents. Not all incidents requiring Federal support result in the activation of ESFs. For Stafford Act incidents, the National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) or Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) may activate specific ESFs or other Federal agencies (OFAs) by directing appropriate departments and agencies to initiate the actions delineated in the ESF Annexes.
|Public Safety and Response
|This chapter addresses technology requirements definition, development, and deployment among traditional emergency services and first responder agencies—police and fire, EMS, search and rescue, and emergency management, particularly as employed in EOCs.