Emergency managers face uphill battle in improving public awareness of ECS

Apathetic attitudes, varying communication preferences and budgetary constraints cited as big factors

“Emergency managers continue to rely very heavily upon grant funding to support the deployment of new systems and we certainly see that becoming increasingly difficult to access those funds,” he said. “Emergency managers have told us that they would like to do more layered communication systems, but their challenged not only in the operational side, but even to have the ability to manage the evaluation and the deployment of those systems, which becomes a great inhibitor to support a system ongoing. “

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