FirstNet innovates disaster recovery for emergency management

By Bruce Fitzgerald, Senior Public Safety Advisor, First Responder Network Authority

FirstNet helps with the four phases of emergency management – preparedness(link is external)response(link is external), recovery, and mitigation. I’d like to dive deeper into how FirstNet helps with the recovery phase.

Communicating during the recovery phase

Every year, disasters put millions of Americans in danger and cost billions of dollars in property damage. After the threat of harm from a disaster has passed, the recovery phase starts. Recovery can take months or years to get a community back on its feet. It’s critical to quickly start damage assessments and applications for financial assistance following a disaster.



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