Department of Defense (DOD) Joins Rescue Effort

Integration on the Ground


An Area Command...

...sets up for a large city flooded by a hurricane. Thousands of rescues are underway. And the president declares the area a national disaster. National Guard and Coast Guard deploy to assist with multiple rescues. However, agencies are operating on different Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems and struggle to communicate.

How can FirstNet help?

  • Allow all agencies to operate on the same public safety spectrum.
  • Enhanced Push to Talk (EPTT) devices allow all responders to be on the same channel - regardless of their home agency.
  • Drones can cast an umbrella of dedicated Wi-Fi to all DOD personnel in a given area. They receive live video, data, and voice capability - even if all surrounding infrastructure is compromised.