Christopher Blake Carver started as a dispatcher in a one seat fire/EMS center and rose to Director of the nation’s largest and busiest Fire Department Dispatch Operation—the FDNY. He has worked for some of the most significant emergency events in recent American History, served as training coordinator and was heavily involved in the multi-year, multi-billion-dollar effort to improve 9-1-1 in NYC through new technology and new facilities. After FDNY, Chris served as Director of PSAP Operations for NENA, supporting the roll out of NG9-1-1 and the development of standards to improve the nation’s 9-1-1 Centers. Chris then transitioned to Hexagon, where he leads the Public Safety Sales Team for the Eastern US and serves as an in-house industry expert and facilitator. Today, Mr. Carver also serves as an Elder with the Broad Street Presbyterian Church and as a member of multiple community, professional, and social organizations. Chris has presented at dozens of conferences around the world as a breakout and keynote presenter.