My name is Barry Furey. I have more than 45 years experience in public safety with an emphasis on public safety communications. I'd like to put that experience to work for you, because now - more then ever - experience matters.
During this more than four decades of "walking the walk" I have been directly responsible for the management of large volume communications centers in four different states, and have also served as a fire officer in three. This has allowed me to see first-hand as both a user and administrator what works and what doesn't. And seeing as these experiences have taken place around the country, my problem solving skills have not been limited by parochial thinking. I helped create telecommunicator training standards in New York, established the largest land area 9-1-1 system in Illinois from scratch (in a year when two-thirds of similar referendums were defeated,) secured the first CALEA Accreditation for our 9-1-1 center in Tennessee, and championed the cause which secured construction of a 95,000 square foot, $71 million Critical Public Safety Facility in North Carolina.
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In this cost-conscious economy funds are at a premium. Technology is changing at a pace previously unheard of, and investing in the wrong technology can be both embarrassing and expensive. Costs - even when things are done right - can represent a significant portion of your operating budgets; especially for small to mid-size agencies. If you're one of these agencies, there's a chance that you don't have the in-house resources to effectively plan and manage these projects, and consider the big name consulting services to be out of reach. That's where I come in.
As a former public safety administrator I know firsthand how hard you have to fight for every dollar. I will work with you to minimize expenses, and to deliver custom-tailored training or consulting solutions that fit both your time and budget.
Additionally, I also recognize the importance of having a well-trained staff, and offer a wide variety of training programs that will deliver you just that.
Never before have we experienced the level of violence currently being directed at our first responders, and their safety is of utmost importance. That's why it's the focus of many of our offerings. Additionally, there are a number of subject specific modular lessons that can be assembled into the training that YOUR agency and YOUR staff need to meet standards and to provide the service that your community and field personnel deserve.
Twenty-first Century problems require Twenty-first Century solutions. Contact me for a no obligation discussion on how I can assist you with your operational, procedural, technical, and training concerns. Because experience matters.