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In order to better determine the information-sharing requirements of the nation’s fire and emergency service, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Interagency Threat Assessment and Coordination Group (ITACG) have created a 15-question survey. The IAFC urges each fire department to complete this survey* before January 31, 2012.
“Every fire department in the nation should complete this survey,” said Chief Al Gillespie, IAFC president and chairman of the board. “Fire and EMS departments need to be aware of the threats to their jurisdictions. This survey will help shape intelligence sharing tools for the fire and emergency service, so they know what’s happening in the field.”
The survey is intended to determine if the federal government is providing helpful intelligence to fire departments and the extent to which there’s demand for a fire/EMS-focused, federally-produced intelligence product. The results of this survey will be used by the government to identify the best way to keep fire departments informed on emerging threats, tactics and techniques.
The survey should take about 5–10 minutes to complete; only one response is required from each participating department. All information will be kept private in accordance with civil rights and civil liberties guidelines. *The survey is an interactive .pdf document. After completing the survey, simply click the green "submit" button at the end of the document. Some mobile devices and computers with certain version of Adobe Acrobat may not allow for automated submission. If you encounter submission problems, email your submission to the ITACG.