On November 12, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the first updated National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP) since the original in 2008. The NECP is the Nation’s overarching strategic plan for enhancing emergency communications capabilities and interoperability nationwide. The updated NECP addresses the increasingly complex communications landscape that the public safety community uses to keep America safe and secure. The plan provides a roadmap for improving emergency communications for traditional emergency responder disciplines, such as law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services, while recognizing the importance of engaging non-traditional disciplines including public health, public works, and transportation agencies.
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