Join us for an overview of the Washington Common Operating Platform (WA-COP). Bob Pessemier, senior consultant on the project, and Dr. Bill Pessemier, Director of the Summit County, CO Communications Center and former Fire Chief in Littleton, CO will discuss how the Seattle Police Department developed the platform to help public safety, private sector, and maritime stakeholders improve situational awareness, command and control, communications and information sharing.


John Linstrom
Community Manager, Aviation, State & Local Government/Public Safety at AtHoc

John Linstrom is a Community Manager for AtHoc assigned to the State, Local & Commercial Team. He has spent the past thirty years in military, municipal, state and federal government agencies as an emergency manager, emergency responder and team commander. John is currently the federal Team Commander for two of the ten National Disaster Medical System mass fatalities response team (DMORT) serving the Western U.S. and Pacific states and territories.

Bob Pessemier
COO of Firefighter Safety Research Institute

Bob's experience includes 10 years of direct public safety work as a Lieutenant with the Kent Fire Department and over 20 years in public sector and public safety technology roles. He helps public safety agencies find and implement technology solutions that meet their needs under their constraints of time, resources, and budget.

Dr. Bill Pessemier
Director at Summit County Communications Center

Bill is currently working in the heart of the Rocky Mountains as the director of the Summit County 911 Communications Center. He was the former fire chief in Littleton, Colorado and spent twenty five years in the fire service. In addition, Bill was the Executive Communications Systems Advisor for the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

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