The concept now well known as “Information Sharing” had its early adoption during the implementation, in October 2003, of “Project Responder”.

This original project was jointly sponsored by the Oklahoma City Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and, was meant to assist emergency and first responder teams.

The project later evolved again – into the development and now widespread use of the Responder Knowledge Base (RKB) website (

The Responder Knowledge Base website is funded by DHS’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and is designed specifically to provide emergency personnel and organizations with a single source of integrated information on not only products, standards, certifications, and training, but also grants, publications, and equipment.

The RKB currently makes all of this information, and more, available to almost 78,000 registered users – a number that continues to grow.

If your organization or community emergency response personnel are not yet fully aware of this great resource, click here to give them more information and reasons to join.

Private sector organizations sponsoring PS-Prep strategy planning teams should also take advantage of this valuable resource.

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