Charles L. Werner is the fire chief for the City of Charlottesville
Fire Department. He also serves on the Department of
Homeland Security (DHS) SAFECOM Executive Committee.
Ever since 9/11, there has been renewed public debate focused on how we can provide our nation’s police and firefighters with an advanced communications network that enables full inter-operability across multiple jurisdictions/departments/agencies and functionality even in the most difficult and trying of circumstances.