Starting in April, the collaborative effort announced last year will begin rolling out features for finding public safety technology products, industry events, grants and educational resources.
Six months after announcing the R2 Network for helping connect public safety officials with technology, the project is officially launching at the beginning of April.
The network’s portal, where interested parties can sign up to access features as they’re rolled out, is live. Starting in April, some of those features will include:
The network is a product of collaboration between Responder Corp., an organization whose activities include investing in public safety tech companies; the first responder data company RapidSOS; Orleans Parish Communication District in Louisiana and the Western Fire Chiefs Association.
“Engagement during our pre-launch stage validated the importance and need of the R2 Network for the public safety community,” said Bryce Stirton, Responder Corp.’s president, in a statement. “Today we begin delivering resources with the launch of product features that will bring public safety into the future by connecting the industry and ensuring access to mission-critical technology.”
The R2 Network is funded through a grant from the Economic Development Administration, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the First Responder Network Authority.
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