From the Co-Chairs: InterAgency Board: Collaborative Interchange for Emergency Responders

Sometimes first responders in the United States hear the comment, “We are from the federal government, and we’re here to help.” Since 9/11, that comment has been said many times, and it is absolutely true—the federal government wants to help. Many federal agencies have the resources to help state and local emergency responders, but, unfortunately, they do not know the specific needs of these responders or the intricacies of how to best help them. Since 1998, the InterAgency Board (IAB) has been working to solve that problem.

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