9/11 firefighters, now AT&T colleagues, work to improve communications for first responders

Daniella Genovese | Fox Business | September 11, 2021

Ever since Sept. 11, 2001, Thomas Nicolette and Fred Scalera have made it their mission to improve communications for first responders during emergency situations. Nicolette and Scalera, now colleagues with FirstNet at AT&T, were part of the Nutley Fire Department during the attacks and saw firsthand how pivotal a reliable and fast communication network is. “I had my little Nokia cellphone that we had for work and all the cell towers were just overloaded. You could not really make a phone call,” Nicolette told FOX Business.

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