The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has designated April as the first-ever Emergency Communications Month. Emergency communications not only enhance public safety interoperable communications at all levels, but also helps preserve lives and property.
Through its emergency communications mission, CISA leads operable and interoperable public safety and national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) communications efforts. In addition, CISA supports and promotes the ability of emergency response providers' ability to communicate in the event of a natural disaster, terrorist act, or other hazards.
CISA Director Jen Easterly said, "To highlight the critical role of emergency communications, we are officially designating April as Emergency Communications Month. To all of the emergency communicators out there, the folks who are on the front lines every day, we are proud to be your partner and teammate. Thank you for everything you do to keep us all safer."
During April, CISA will highlight the growing community of emergency communicators and their role to the American public, as well as partnerships with stakeholders, highlighting how Emergency Communications fits into CISA's mission while also promoting the role of cybersecurity in emergency communications.
Visit cisa.com for various resources and guidance for stakeholders to establish emergency communications infrastructure and protocols.