Washington OneNet Video Reflects on Oso Landslide, Benefits of FirstNet
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | Comments

The Washington OneNet program released a video featuring Washington Adjutant General Bret Daugherty reflecting on the Oso landslide and speaking about the potential benefits of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).

On March 22, 2014, a landslide east of Oso, Washington, killed 43 people.

“General Daugherty is uniquely qualified to reflect on the emergency management efforts at the Oso landslide,” said Bill Schrier, Washington State Point of Contact (SPOC) for FirstNet. “In our OneNet public safety work we need to leverage all we can from his on-the-ground knowledge of communications challenges in disasters like the landslide. “Sharing the General’s personal reflections in this video is a powerful reminder that tragedy may be unavoidable but how we respond, and how well we respond, is something we can aim to continually improve. That’s why OneNet is working every day to improve interoperable communications for public safety.”

The video is available here.

The Washington OneNet program was created in 2013 to develop a comprehensive design for FirstNet in Washington state. The program is co-directed by Washington Technology Solutions’ (WaTech) Office of the Chief Information Officer and the State Interoperability Executive Committee (SIEC).

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