04AP-01-CADS - System, Dispatch, Computer Aided


Computer software system(s) used to track and manage public safety incidents and resources.

This functionality may also be obtainable via subscription as a cloud-based service, as opposed to purchasing software.  However, special security considerations apply for data stored remotely.  See 04AP-11-SAAS for further information.

Grant Notes:

When utilizing FEMA program funds to build, upgrade, enhance, or replace communications and information systems, grantees and sub-grantees should develop a comprehensive interoperable communications plan before procurement decisions are made.

FEMA Related Grant Programs:

  • Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG)
  • Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)
  • Operation Stonegarden (OPSG)
  • Port Security Grant Program (PSGP)
  • State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)
  • Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP)
  • Urban Areas Security Initiative Program (UASI)

Standardized Equipment List

For more information on operating considerations, mandatory and applicable standards, and training requirements, visit the Interagency Board’s Standardized Equipment List site. Note: some equipment items on the Authorized Equipment List maynot be listed on the Standardized Equipment List.

System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders

For market survey reports, visit the System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders site. To search for an equipment item, use the same Authorized Equipment List item number. Note: some equipment items may not have market survey reports.

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