County Executives Telecommunications Network (CETN)
Local leaders and first responders are on the front lines of homeland security preparedness and response. Before the President or even a governor declares a disaster, the local county executive is the first one on the ground to recognize and declare a situation to be a disaster. As evidenced by the aftermath of recent man-made and natural disasters and anticipated dangers, local preparedness, and local response are the essential means for saving lives and preserving critical assets during a disaster. Responding to the increasing demand for best practices in preparedness and training for emergency response, the County Executives of America (CEA) is launching the County Executives Telecommunications Network (CETN).
CETN is an emergency communications and training resource that allows county executives to share critical emergency response information, collaborate on best practices and access workforce education. CETN will connect more than 3,000 counties from across the country while offering educational programming dealing with man-made and natural disasters such as wildfires, floods, hurricanes and terrorist events.
CETN was created as an extension of the resources and information that CEA has provided for more than 40 years. CEA members will have access to industry-leading learning brands that have served the law enforcement, emergency medical services, and first responder communities for more than 20 years. This critical training content will improve the knowledge base of your staff, and new programs will be regularly added as new threats arise.