March 15, 2023
We are pleased to announce the release of the Paging: A Vital Link for Public Safety document. The document is now available at cisa.gov/safecom/technology.
Paging technology has continuously served as an integral part of public safety operations. This technology has evolved from simplistic, one-way tonal notification to more complex, two-way forms of communication that enable more immediate and appropriate response through the sharing of critical information.
CISA, SAFECOM, and the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC) developed the Paging: A Vital Link for Public Safety document to promote a basic understanding of paging technology use in emergency communications. The document describes the value of paging to public safety operations, outlines considerations when implementing paging technology, explores best practices surrounding paging technology use, and suggests considerations to be addressed as technology evolves.
This document would not be possible without input from our partners at SAFECOM and NCSWIC. We sincerely thank you for your contributions to ensure this document was written by, and for, public safety agencies.
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Edward "Ted" Lawson
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
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