Currently, my focus has shifted to training, especially online sessions that are timely and affordable.
Look for more ebooks coming soon!
One of the most important uses of my time, however, will be working with others to try and improve the lot of the telecommunicator. There is much to be done, and harder times are still to come.
Wherever you are, whoever you are, don't give up the fight until 9-1-1 centers are adequately staffed, and communications professionals earn a decent wage and have adequate benefits.
There will be no Next Gen 9-1-1 without the next generation of telecommunicators.
It's still people that make 9-1-1 work!
The New Book is Here !
9-1-1 Management / 365 Days a Year is available now as a e-book in Amazon.com. Paperback to follow! If you're looking for a book that helps you prepare for supervising, managing, or directing a 9-1-1 center, this is it!
Straightforward and simple, it addresses commonly encountered problems with concise examples and advice. More than 400 pages long, it distills experience gained from more than fifty years experience in public safety.
Be sure to watch this site for information on seminars and virtual classes based upon the content.
My name is Barry Furey. I have more than 50 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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