A series of webinars for first responders will be broadcast starting at 1 p.m. EST on Thursday.
The webinars are hosted by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate's First Responders Group in partnership with the System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders (SAVER) Program and the General Services Administration (GSA).
They will offer an overview of the SAVER Program, including the products and services that the GSA provides that are crucial in times of disaster.
Information about where to access the GSA's purchasing program and guidelines on ordering equipment for emergency management teams also will be included.
The SAVER Program conducts evaluations and validations on commercial equipment intended for emergency response and disaster management. It provides emergency managers both quantitative and qualitative data that allow them to make the right decision on equipment purchases.
The GSA acts as the federal purchasing agency for all governmental needs, including emergency management.
Presenters of the program include Brian Warner, SAVER Program manager; and Tricia Scaglione, a GSA Multiple Award Schedule Program Office representative.
The webinars are free to join.
They can be found at share.dhs.gov/saver-gsa_purchasing_program_for_first_responders/.