Link: How Broadband Will Help Fire, EMS
Then 9/11 happened. The New York City police and fire departments couldn’t communicate with each other on that day, because they were on disparate radio systems. Overloaded commercial networks prevented public-safety and government agencies from communicating. And the inability to share critical data — such as building plans — may have contributed to the deaths of many first responders and citizens.
“Oklahoma City really showed our vulnerability as far as interoperability, and then we saw it again on 9/11,” said Bill Webb, executive director of the Congressional Fire Services Institute.
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