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Who can join the R2 Portal?
Everyone! We strongly believe for the R2 Network to succeed we need equal and diverse access across the entire public safety community. The Portal was built primarily for the following:
- Innovators of Public Safety Technology – In 2016
- First Responders – People who put their lives on the line to protect our communities deserve the best technology available.
- Corporations and Service Providers – Voters .
- Associations, organizations, and non-profits – Voters .
- The Federal government and the international community – Much of the challenges faced by the public safety community here in the US are shared around the globe.
- Investors – Find new investment opportunities and support the growth of vital civic infrastructure.
Is there a cost to join the R2 Portal?
The R2 Portal is free for all users. We are currently exploring premium features to be introduced in the future to help keep the network self-sustaining following the 3-year grant period.
Who is building the R2 Network and managing the R2 Portal?
The R2 Network is backed by public-private partnerships with equal representation from critical stakeholders within the public safety innovation ecosystem. With the State of New Hampshire serving as a key strategic partner and collaborator, our diverse team will form a national, free-to-use and self-sustaining platform. Together, serving one common goal, this partnership will support innovators and agencies in empowering first responders with the tools and technologies they need to stay safe and protect our communities.
- RapidSOS – One of the industry’s most prominent and well-funded startups with a technology platform that acts as a trusted bridge between emergency response and the world of connected devices. RapidSOS will represent the entrepreneurial community in our R2 Network.
- Responder Corp – Started by a team of first responders and investors to invest and scale start-ups exclusively in the public safety industry, Responder Corp delivers tools and technology first responders need to be safe, secure and effective on the job. Responder Corp will represent the investor community.
- Western Fire Chiefs Association – The Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA) serves as a representative of choice of (and for) career and volunteer leaders of fire related emergency service organizations throughout the WFCA member states and the Western Pacific Islands. WFCA will represent the industry Association community.
- Orleans Parish Communication District – Formed in 1982, the Orleans Parish Communication District (OPCD) is the Public Safety Answering Point for all emergency communications via 9-1-1 and non-emergency city services via 3-1-1 within Orleans Parish. Orleans Parish Communication District will represent the local agency community.
How do I get started?
Get started by creating your profile here.