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NIST Seeks Input from First Responders on Communication Technology

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is conducting a research survey with first responders to gain a better understanding of the communication technology they currently use, need, and want in the future.

As part of this effort, we need feedback from EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement, and 911/Dispatch. Your input is vital in helping NIST figure out how to best meet your communication technology needs moving forward. Your voices are important in this effort! 

Participation is voluntary, and responses are confidential. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and will remain open until March 31st, 2019.  

Please participate in the survey using the appropriate link below, and we ask that you also forward the links to your colleagues and other departments/agencies, encouraging them to take the survey.

If you have any problems accessing or taking the survey, please call our Help Desk at 1-877-828-3122. For questions or concerns about the survey, please contact Kristen Greene at NIST at 301-975-8119 or


Survey Links:
For EMS: 

For 911: 

For Fire:

For law enforcement: