Serving those on the frontlines of the West Coast wildfires

By Kevin Nida, First Responder Network Authority Senior Public Safety Advisor

As wildfires are roaring across the West Coast, the need for connectivity amongst first responders is more crucial than ever.

Enter FirstNet.

When the ongoing Miles Fire forced the residents and community of Prospect, OR, to evacuate, the Fire Incident Management Team called in FirstNet for support. A Satellite Cell on Light Truck (SatCOLT) is deployed at base camp where nearly 2,000 first responders gather to coordinate their response efforts as the wildfire has grown over the past month.



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