Verizon Provides Public-Safety Communications During Benefit Concert
Thursday, June 24, 2021 | Comments

Verizon Frontline technologies will be used by the Verizon Response Team (VRT) to support public-safety operations surrounding a major benefit concert scheduled for June 26 at the Coweta County Fairgrounds that is expected to draw a crowd of 18,000.

Country music artist Alan Jackson will headline an event entitled, “Where I Come From: Tornado Benefit Concert Featuring Alan Jackson,” in an effort to assist those impacted by an EF-4 tornado that ripped through his hometown of Newnan, Georgia, in March.

"The Verizon Response Team was here in March immediately following the tornado to help enable critical communications and support the local community with charging stations and other Verizon Frontline technology," said Cory Davis, director, Verizon response and public safety operations. "We're glad to be back to support Newnan and Coweta County once again; this time under better circumstances."

Collaborating with the Coweta County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), the VRT began operations June 24 and will provide a command trailer from which Coweta County EMA can communicate and coordinate with other public-safety agencies throughout the event to help ensure the safety of attendees. Additionally, the Verizon Frontline network will be used to enable the EMA to operate its dispatch from a temporary command center. The VRT will also deploy a satellite trailer emitting equipment remote (STEER), a Verizon response satellite pico-cell on a trailer (SPOT), and portable satellites.

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