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The field of public safety includes all aspects of operational performance involved in delivery of Fire, Police, and Ambulance emergency response and mitigation services. Public safety, like most other industries, is currently the focus of significant change resulting from emerging hardware and software technologies. Additionally, the importance placed on public safety by governments and citizens is affecting transparency and accountability requirements. BH Group Inc. markets services to public safety agencies, local and provincial governments, and private sector providers of public safety integration, hardware, and software.

Holly Barkwell, ENP,
President & CEO, NENA Canadian Region Director

Holly has worked with public safety agencies for over 23 years providing services, including CAD/RMS product design, system software development, staging and testing, system installation, and third party system integration. She continues to actively participate in several industry associations including NENA and APCO,  serving on various technical committees and subcommittees. Past involvement in industry product safety groups like the Underwriters Laboratory of Canada and the Security Industry Association ensures safety standards for innovative equipment and technical applications are continually improved.
Holly has been involved with interoperability projects internationally and with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) conclusively demonstrating the ability to share multiple types of response data simultaneously between agencies without requiring massive capital expenditures. She is an active participant in National and Regional regulatory Working Group Subcommittees and works hard to promote Next Generation 9-1-1 operations and policy planning.


A decision was made early on to actively cultivate partnerships and this focus remains a core business driver today. The decision has proven beneficial for several reasons. First, the structure allows us to be agile and cost competitive by providing the right service at the right time. Second, we maintain a highly skilled group of experts, meaning we can mix and match skill sets to tasks as required.

An additional benefit of partnerships means that when unforeseen requirements or challenges arise outside the established Scope of Work, we have resources ready to assist.

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