Create Smart Technology Solutions That Will Improve the Safety of Communities Nationwide


A coding challenge designed to help emergency responders—including EMS, firefighters, and police—meet their mission to serve and protect our communities nationwide. Hosted in 10 cities across the U.S. in 2019, this event will bring creative and innovative minds together to collaborate and solve complex technology challenges that emergency responders face in their fields.

Thinkers, inventors, and innovators with diverse backgrounds who share a common interest in creating technology that can improve the safety of their communities. Regardless of your skill level, we invite you to use your talents and join researchers, scientists and emergency responders in advancing technologies and applications for public safety.

Registration for both in-person challenges and the online event will be open in March 2019, allowing participants to sign-up, build teams, review challenges and begin creating solutions.

Motivate participants to develop solutions that address communications issues emergency responders experience when serving and protecting communities. Solutions will include creating applications and tools that will support emergency responders with voice-activated commands, more accurate mapping and data, secure communications, and user-friendly interfaces that are specific to the current needs of public safety.


Be a part of something impactful.

We need volunteers and participants to support the creation of communication solutions that will transform the way emergency responders protect communities across America.

There are a variety of ways you can get involved. Please email to learn how you can be a part of the Tech to Protect Challenge.