Welcome To SAFECOM

Through collaboration with emergency responders and policy makers across all levels of government, SAFECOM works to improve multi-jurisdictional and intergovernmental communications interoperability.  The SAFECOM Executive Committee (EC) and SAFECOM Emergency Response Council (ERC) work with existing Federal communications programs and key emergency response stakeholders to address the need to develop better technologies and processes for the multi-jurisdictional and cross-disciplinary coordination of existing communications systems and future networks.

The SAFECOM EC and ERC, managed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) and Office for Interoperability and Compatibility (OIC), have been instrumental in the creation of key documents such as the Interoperability Continuum, the Statement of Requirements (SoR), the Statewide Communication Interoperability Plan (SCIP) Methodology, and the National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP) to assist emergency responders nationwide in improving communications and interoperability.

This website provides members of the emergency response community and other constituents with information and resources to help them meet their communications and interoperability needs.  It offers comprehensive information on topics relevant to emergency response communications and features best practices that have evolved from real-world situations.

We invite you to visit the site often for updates and additional information.  In order to ensure that the SAFECOM EC and ERC remain forward-looking – based on the front-line knowledge of those who are impacted the most by communications issues affecting emergency response – we ask that you provide questions and feedback to us through the link below.

E-mail questions to OEC