FirstNet – First Responder Survey

FirstNet is in the process of considering user-interface design and development, including understanding what the experiences of first responders are like when they interact with individuals who have disabilities (sensory or mobility impairments). This will eliminate the need for ‘retrofitting’ the system once it has been established.

To better understand the conditions that first responders must address, we are conducting a survey of first responders (Ends July 31, 2021).

We are interested in the interactions that first responders have with people with disabilities and what first responders would want to know about these individuals for any future interactions. If you are an active first responder (fire, police, or EMS) you are eligible even if you have never had any interactions with people with disabilities; we are still interested in your thoughts and opinions!

To participate you must be:

  • Over the age of 18
  • An active first responder (Fire, Police, or EMS)
  • Fluent in English
  • Not located in the European Union (EU).

This survey is expected to take 10-20 minutes to complete. If you are interested, please use this link

Note that there is no compensation for participation.

Date of Publication: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021


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