PSHSB Clearinghouse

This Clearinghouse has been established for the collection, evaluation and dissemination of public safety communications information. Documents may be retrieved according to target group or subject area or by one of the following document types below.

Document types:

  • Best Practices

    Best Practices are defined as the most efficient and effective method of accomplishing the tasks in each of our covered areas, based on repeatable procedures that have proven themselves over time for large numbers of people, responses, organizations, or functions.

  • Case Studies / Lessons Learned

    Case Studies / Lessons Learned are validated examples of functional, strategic, or tactical disciplines applied to the actual use of best practices.

  • Communication Plans

    Communication Plans define the parameters and actions based upon disaster and crisis scenarios and provide guidelines for responding to crisis scenarios. An effective crisis Communication Plan outlines what must be done in a crisis, but should also be flexible enough to adapt to specific situations as they unfold. The Plan should also be periodically tested and evaluated to ensure its effectiveness.

  • Continuity Plans

    Continuity of Operations Plans are the specific preparations, plans, and guidelines for industry, tribal, local, state, and federal departments and agencies develop to provide for the survival of functional operations in the event of a disaster or catastrophic occurrence.

  • Emergency Plans

    Emergency Operations/Management Plans provide frameworks for performing emergency functions during a disaster or crisis event. Emergency Plans may be divided into four elements: Prevention, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery.

  • FAQs

    FAQs ("Frequently Asked Question(s)") refer to listed questions and answers pertaining to a particular topic.

  • Federal Resources / Grant Information

    Federal Resources refer to federal government programs and information related to public safety and homeland security.

  • Guidelines

    The following Guidelines offer examples of the ways in which various sectors ensure continuity of operations and manage the security and operability of their communications systems and networks during emergencies. The Guidelines also include plans for preparation, response and recovery.

  • Handbooks

    Handbooks are centralized, published collections of information on one or more related subjects, arranged for quick access to facts or information.

  • Interoperability Plans

    Interoperability Plans establish the future vision, project plan, and/or implementation plan for the planning or continuation of communications interoperability across multiple disciplines and responders at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels.

  • Reference Materials

    Reference Materials are documents, files, or intellectual property that are consulted frequently for general information regarding a process or a definition of a term, or background information on a subject.

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