COLOMBIA, South Carolina – The Verizon Frontline Response Team recently completed a multi-day deployment in support of a statewide flood response exercise hosted by the Carolina Department of Emergency Management of the South (DCDSS).
To help build capacity when responding to events such as large-scale flooding, South Carolina regularly hosts extensive training exercises designed to simulate real-world emergency response scenarios.
Conducted at multiple locations across the state of South Carolina and involving nearly 30 state and local public safety agencies, the exercise was developed to closely mirror response efforts to some of South Carolina’s largest past floods. .
The Verizon Frontline Response Team, at the invitation of the DCDS, deployed four team members for the training event, who delivered Verizon Frontline solutions that provided critical communications capabilities during simulated communication breakdowns, which could occur during severe flooding. Solutions included the deployment of two satellite picocells on trailers (SPOT).
The Verizon Frontline Response Team also deployed a Verizon Frontline drone to help provide first responders who participated in the training with enhanced situational awareness.
This support, provided free of charge by the Verizon Frontline Response Team to local agencies, represents Verizon Frontline’s continued commitment to invest and innovate in partnership with public safety and government.
“Participating in training exercises like this reinforces the trusted partnerships we have built within the public safety community over the past 30 years while helping us understand the unique and evolving needs of first responders. before a crisis hits,” said Maggie Hallbach, senior vice president. from Verizon’s public sector. “So when lives are at stake during a real-world emergency response operation, first responders will have the advanced network and technology that supports their critical communications and helps them accomplish their mission. .”
Verizon Frontline is the advanced network and technology designed for first responders — developed over nearly three decades of partnering with public safety officials and agencies — to meet their unique and evolving needs.
Verizon’s response team provides on-demand emergency assistance during crisis situations to government agencies, emergency responders, nonprofits, and communities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Members of the Verizon Response Team have set up portable cell sites, Wi-Fi hotspots, free charging stations, and other Verizon Frontline devices and solutions that enable communications and/or improve network performance.