Fact Sheet
What is It?
The Incident Command System (ICS) Communications Summit is a special gathering of 50 leaders from across the nation who will establish public safety criteria for communications under ICS. The purpose is to develop a consensus approach to defining the primary communications resources within ICS. This hosted event is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFECOM Program and U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office.

Who is Invited?
Police, fire, EMS, and emergency management officials carrying out important communications interoperability projects have been invited to attend. Key Federal policy makers and program officials are also invited.

How Will Expenses be Covered?
Invited participants or their designees will have normal travel expenses covered. This includes airfare, hotel, meals, and ground transportation Click here for further information on travel policies and procedures.

Schedule Highlights
The Summit will be held in Washington D.C., April 11 and 12, 2007. It will span one-and-one-half days, concluding at 11:00 a.m. on the second day, which should allow most attendees to participate without interrupting busy schedules for more than two nights.

Wednesday - April 11
  • Welcome and Introductions: SAFECOM, COPS, and SEARCH
  • Current Efforts in Development of ICS Communications Functions
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Development of All-Hazards Response Capabilities
  • Scoping the Work to be Done
  • Identifying Best Practices and Lessons Learned
  • Examining Areas for Improvement
  • Networking

Thursday - April 12
  • Making Recommendations
  • Identifying Needed Resources
  • Closing

How do I Register?
Registration is required. You may register online.

Still Have Questions?
For questions or more information, contact Shawna Warneke at SEARCH:

Phone: 916-392-2550, ext. 219
Email: shawna.warneke@search.org

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