Public Safety, Critical Infrastructure Highlight Importance of Backup Power in Disasters

Danny Ramey | Mission Critical Communications | November 9, 2021

Jeff Johnson, the executive chief of the Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA) and former First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) vice chair, detailed the importance of broadband in responding to the many disasters that agencies contend with. He cited technologies such as unmanned aerial systems (UAS) that allow agencies to detect fires before they get large and situational technologies that give commanders better insights into a disaster.

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