|What is your company’s history?
PURVIS began our work aboard the U.S. destroyer USS Hugh PURVIS in 1973, conducting sea trials and sonar experiments, which later resulted in a long-standing contract with the U.S. Navy and what is now the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, RI.
Two years later, we expanded our focus into the public safety space and formed a partnership with the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY), providing technical services and system support that continues to this day.
Following our initial work with the USS PURVIS and the FDNY, our work in both defense and public safety has grown and expanded. Today, we are driven by our responsibility to equip the Department of Defense with the sustainable, engineered solutions needed to protect our nation’s security – on land and at sea.
What services and/or products does your company provide?
PURVIS, is a small business technology solutions partner that develops, implements, and maintains mission-critical solutions for federal and local governments.
PURVIS has partnered with the U.S. Navy for over 49 years developing, evaluating, and supporting Undersea Warfare capabilities from system design and development, through TEMPALT development, installation, configuration management, integrated product support, Risk Management Framework (RMF) certification, training, and facilities/IT management. We design and develop the systems we install, train and support.
PURVIS’ Fire Station Alerting System™ is an IP-based alerting solution designed to automate the process of alerting fire and rescue personnel, enhance communications, and decrease response times. Its rich features and functionality proactively support the day-to-day operations and environmental health, comfort, and safety of first responders.
PURVIS’ role with the FDNY spans across every key communications system and technology in the department. Services provided include system modernization, software and hardware development, system implementation and 24/7/365 maintenance and support.
Why do you consider membership in SENEDIA valuable?
Membership in SENEDIA provides a broad range of networking opportunities that facilitate business partnerships. But equally valuable are the email/newsletter updates, a way to stay informed about happenings and events impacting our business both locally and nationally, training opportunities through Tech Talks and highly skilled interns who often become employees. All of these are valuable support elements for a small business.
If a company wants to do business with yours, whom should they contact?
Debbie Proffitt, Vice President, DoD Operations and Business Development, 401-845-8409, firstname.lastname@example.org