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Communications and Interoperability

The communications and interoperability resource page is designed to help firefighters keep up with the latest communications gear and best practices in mutual-aid and interoperability.

Fremont becomes the first city to implement a drone as first responder program in both its police and fire departments
Get started now so you’ll be ready when the application period starts
Artificial intelligence is being tested to see how it can answer non-emergency calls, reducing dispatchers’ workload
The AskRail program gives dispatchers information on train contents and provides FFs with hazmat training additional chemical details
Why technology is the key to avoiding the next 9/11 and MCI preparedness
Data collected will help assess emergency communications capabilities and needs of federal, state, local, tribal and territorial governments
Colorado Springs firefighters now have a 24-hour drone service to assist with fireground operations and search and rescue
The carrier’s powerful 5G performance makes it a strong choice for the emergency services
If your department is struggling to replace its radios, a fire grant can help
The Kanas City Fire Department has found its recent drone use to be effective in giving firefighters real-time information
Firefighters from three departments were able to train inside several of Lynnewood Hall’s rooms
Anniston firefighters will have LUNAR devices added to their gear to enhance safety and communication
Hayward dispatchers and public safety personnel are having to track calls using pen and paper
Following the 9/11 Report, we have continued to struggle with command and communications
The faster information can get into the hands of decision makers, the increased potential for a successful outcome