TITLE

First Responders Lose Again

AUTHOR(S)
SEYBOLD, ANDY
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Wireless Week;3/1/2009, Vol. 14 Issue 20, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the problem of public safety radio interoperability affecting the first responder ranks, and the effort of the state and federal agencies of the U.S. to fix the problem. Due to this problem, most police departments in the U.S. fails to communicate with fire departments or EMS providers at the time of emergencies such as the hurricane Katrina of 2005. Experts state that the $7.2 billion package provided for broadband services has even failed to solve the problem.
ACCESSION #
36826076

 

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