First responders in every state face the challenge of preparing for and responding to natural disasters. Having reliable communications is an integral component of any plan or response effort. FirstNet can help public safety save lives and secure communities by ensuring a reliable communication system is in place to assist public safety and rescue crews before, during, and after a natural disaster.
FirstNet will carry high-speed data, location information, images, and video that can mean all the difference when seconds count. Just as smartphones have created a new era of real-time information and connectedness for individuals, the FirstNet network, devices and applications will enable the collaboration the public safety community needs to save lives.
Emergencies don’t happen only in highly populated areas — which is why reaching rural America is one of FirstNet’s top priorities. FirstNet is addressing rural coverage needs in multiple ways to deploy the network in places where coverage may be difficult. High-power towers can cover more rural space with less total infrastructure, as dan deployable and satellite solutions.
In the face of man-made attacks or natural disasters, the ability to communicate is essential to first responders. Incident commanders need to convey vital data to every first responder — fast. They need to know if resources from neighboring jurisdictions can be available. FirstNet is working to deliver a broadband network with interoperability built-in from day one to enhance public safety’s ability to protect and serve.
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Chris Olson Senior Public Safety Advisor email@example.com 800-810-4030