Verizon Provides Support to Firefighters Battling Arizona Wildfires
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | Comments

Verizon Frontline recently deployed its advanced public-safety platforms and technology, via the Verizon Response Team (VRT), to support first responders battling wildfires throughout Arizona.

Collaborating with interagency officials, the VRT delivered Verizon Frontline technology, including a satellite pico-cell on a trailer (SPOT) to the site of the Backbone fire and another to the site of the Horton fire, to provide mission-critical voice and data service to public-safety professionals as they combatted fires throughout the state. Verizon Frontline technology was also distributed to interagency command posts across Arizona, to help enable coordination efforts as first responders battled 11 wildfires. This technology included repeaters, routers, mobile hotspots and smartphones.

This VRT support, provided at the request of the local public-safety officials, is a continuation of Verizon Public Sector’s commitment to working alongside its partners in public safety and government.

The VRT provides on-demand, emergency assistance during crisis situations to government agencies, emergency responders, nonprofits and communities on a 24/7/365 basis. VRT members set up portable cell sites, Wi-Fi hotspots, free charging stations, and other devices and solutions that enable communications and/or boost network performance.

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