Working to deliver a cost-effective global solution for interoperability between first responder communications systems

A European network where emergency services and first responders share communications, processes and a legal framework would greatly improve the ability to respond to natural disasters and security threats. Until now however, uncertainty on costs, timescale and functionalities has slowed down the integration of national Public Protection & Disaster Relief (PPDR) networks. The absence of such a network has impeded the cooperation of PPDR force and likely increased the risks to a nation’s infrastructure and the lives of its citizens.

The Inter System Interoperability for Tetra-TetraPol Networks project (ISITEP) is an EU funded iniative that aims to address this issue by developing the procedures, technology and legal agreements to achieve a cost effective global solution for PPDR interoperability.