Looking for a great deal of information regarding law enforcement, firefighting or emergency medical services all in one location online?
Try visiting the Responder Knowledge Base, a website supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
In one centralized location, first responders of all types can find unbiased and up-to-date information regarding key public safety focus areas.
- Law Enforcement
- Emergency Medical Services/Public Safety
- Emergency Management
- Fire Service
- Public Safety Communications
The stated mission of the Responder Knowledge Base is to provide emergency responders, purchasers, and planners with a trusted, integrated, online source of information on products, standards, certifications, grants, and other equipment-related information.
In each of the five focus areas, users will find information specific to their line of duty. Each focus area consists of categories that do a deeper dive into other web links and useful information.
Those categories include:
- Archived Grants and Assistance Programs
- Web Links
- Publications and References
- Safety Notices
- Training and Education
- Operational Assessments
For first responders, the Responder Knowledge Base can be a tremendous resource. For individuals it offers a way to learn new things and also hone existing skills. For agencies and organizations, it’s a way to help train employees and offer up a greater breadth of information than could be parsed out internally due to manpower or resource limitations.
If you find the information at the Responder Knowledge Base useful – and you find yourself coming back to the site frequently – you can become a registered user. As a registered user, you’ll have even more access and increased usability of the website. According the site, there are over 75,000 registered users.
If you know of other resource websites that you would recommend to first responders, please let us know in the comment section below.