Launching virtually on Nov. 9, from 12-4 pm ET, Equipped 2021 is an innovative new conference designed as a central hub for first responders to learn, engage, and exchange ideas. Unlike other industry events, Equipped 2021 will bring together leaders and the ranks across Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue, Dispatch, and Emergency Medical Services to identify resource gaps and opportunities for collaboration.

Organizer JDC Events conceptualized Equipped in response to the need for first responders to have a centralized place to connect, discuss shared challenges, and collaborate on best practices across the field of public safety. Equipped 2021's program will showcase trending strategies, approaches, and techniques within the field of public safety. A trio of notable figures will deliver keynote presentations centered around the value of community: City of Oakland Fire Chief Reginald Freeman, MS, CFO, FIFireE; Cathy Lanier, Former Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, D.C., now Sr. VP and Chief Security Officer for the NFL; and Vermont Department of Health Chief of EMS Dan Batsie. Breakout sessions will examine opportunities for growth and collaboration with presentations across three tracks: health and wellness, community programs, and tactics and training.

"This is only the beginning of Equipped," says JDC Events President & CEO, Jennifer D. Collins, CMP, DES. "Our vision is to build an inclusive and diverse community-a year-round online space-where first responders can engage with one another, coupled with an in-person conference in the future. This year's speakers offer a wealth of knowledge and varied perspectives, and we're thrilled to share their stories with the community."

Who should attend? First responders and those individuals and organizations who support them; there is no better way to be fully Equipped to strengthen our communities' emergency response.


What: Equipped 2021

When: Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021

Cost to attend: $25

Time: 12-4 pm ET

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