Budge Currier, ENP

CA 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Branch Manager

Company/Employment: California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

Bio: Since 2011 Budge has served with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). In his current role as the 911 Emergency Communications Branch Manager, Budge is responsible for the 9-1-1 Network that supports 438 PSAPs with an annual call volume of 27 million 911 calls. He manages the Emergency Communications Division, which coordinates the deployment of FirstNet and other broadband services, and the Tactical Communications Unit that provides communications coordination and response statewide. Budge also serves as the Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC) for California and is responsible for the California Emergency Support Function 2 (ESF-2 – Communications) supporting public safety and emergency communications response efforts.