Protests Spiral Out of Control
A crowd turns violent
Demonstrations lead to injuries
A political protest gets out of hand. Despite attempts by law enforcement to disperse crowds, protesters and counter-protesters turn violent.
How can FirstNet help?
- Provide priority and preemption capabilities, so communication among agencies - law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services and 9-1-1-public safety answering points - can continue uninterrupted, even as large groups of demonstrators saturate commercial networks.
- Allow 9-1-1 public safety answering points to coordinate with law enforcement and EMS so they can reach injured protesters as quickly and safely as possible.
- Enable local control, so agencies can elevate other users - for example, public works officials - in times of crisis and monitor network status in near real-time.
- Law enforcement officials can close nearby roads quickly - before protesters are threatened by vehicles. Road closures can also help police better manage the crowd and corral persons of interest.
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