In the face of adversity, the Verizon Frontline Crisis Response Team has continued its unwavering commitment to providing essential support to first responders throughout 2023. Responding to 873 critical communications requests from public safety agencies, the team has proven to be an invaluable asset in challenging situations.
Over the past seven months, more than 500 federal, state, and local public safety agencies in 46 states and the District of Columbia have received assistance from the Verizon Frontline Crisis Response Team. This support has extended to a wide range of operations, including training exercises and wildfire response efforts.
To equip first responders with the necessary tools, over 2,700 Verizon Frontline solutions have been deployed. These mission-critical resources encompass Satellite Picocells on Trailers (SPOTs), routers, network extenders, mobile hotspots, smartphones, drones, and more, ensuring reliable voice and data services on the front lines.
The team’s dedication has been evident in its response to various emergencies across the country. They have stepped up in the aftermath of nearly 40 tornadoes, participated in more than 30 wildfire response operations, assisted in over 40 large-scale training evolutions, and tackled several other public safety scenarios.
Verizon Frontline, designed over three decades of collaboration with public safety officials, caters to the unique and ever-changing needs of first responders. Acting as a lifeline during crises, the team provides emergency aid to government agencies and emergency responders on a 24/7 basis, without any cost to the supported organizations. This includes setting up portable cell sites, WiFi hotspots, charging stations, and other innovative Verizon Frontline devices to boost network performance and facilitate crucial communications.
Verizon Communications Inc., a global leader in technology and communications services, has been the driving force behind this indispensable initiative. With a presence worldwide and headquartered in New York City, the company’s revenues of $136.8 billion in 2022 reflect its dedication to delivering cutting-edge data, video, and voice services on award-winning networks, catering to customers’ demand for mobility, reliability, security, and control.
As 2023 unfolds, the Verizon Frontline Crisis Response Team stands firm, ready to face challenges head-on and empower first responders with the tools they need to save lives and safeguard communities.