BIG CHANGES - As of April 11, 2022, I have put my personal practice on hold, and have accepted a position as a project manager with Mission Critical Partners. My primary focus will be in the southeast, ​with concentration on the Carolinas.


I hope to see many of my APCO, NENA and uniformed friends over the next few weeks, and thank all of those who have used my services over the years.


The website will remain active, albeit in a changing form as time passes by, with more of a concentration on keeping in touch with old friends and serving as a clearinghouse of timely information.


Again, thanks for your support as I transition beck into the ever-changing world of 9-1-1.




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. 

​You can find out more on theAbout page.

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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.

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