Join Us for a Next Generation First Responder Facebook Town Hall

NGFR Facebook Townhall
Technology is growing at an exponential rate, but so too is the complexity of the threats facing our communities. To keep us safe, first responders across the country must leverage cutting-edge technologies, from advanced communications systems, drones and wearable technology, to “Internet of Things” sensors and connected smart cities.

Join the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and first responders from across the country for a Facebook Town Hall on March 23, 2016, to ask questions and connect with the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep us safe.

  • Hear the answers straight from responders to the following questions and more:
  • Why do police officers, firefighters, EMS and other emergency services professionals need this cutting-edge equipment?
  • How is DHS S&T the helping this process?
  • What can industry and academia do to help make our communities safer?

The Next Generation First Responder program is working to leverage new technology to help make our nation’s first responders better protected, connected and fully aware – and we need your help.

DHS S&T works with a cadre of industry partners, academic institutions and international teammates to equip the next generation of first responders with better tools and techniques to succeed in their life-saving missions. We also maintain a dialogue with first responders to understand their capability gaps and future needs to make their priorities our priorities.

Now, S&T is inviting everyone in on the conversation. The Facebook Town Hall will be held from 2 to 2:30 p.m. EDT, but the conversation won’t stop when we sign off. From 6:00 pm to 7:15 p.m. EDT, our panel will take the stage at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) in Las Vegas, Nevada, to continue the conversation.

Those that can’t make the show can follow along at @dhsscitech on Twitter and even ask a question using #AskNGFR.

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to connect with first responders to make all of our communities safer, now and in the future.