Preparing for Natural Disaster: What Public Safety Leaders Are Saying Today? and How Available Communication Technologies Can Address Their Concerns
In a recent survey of public safety leaders, concern about readiness for natural disaster ranked above other worries such as crime and terrorism. The odds are simply too high that disaster will strike within jurisdiction. And when it does, it will severely challenge the capabilities of personnel, procedures and equipment. There is no way to predict exactly where and when a crisis might occur, but one factor can control is communications readiness. In the critical hours immediately before, during, and after the event, reliable wireless voice and data service could literally be a matter of life and death for first responders and the citizens they protect. Take steps today to strengthen communications in advance of the moment when maybe someday becomes right now.