Disaster Emergency Communications

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 Mobile Communications Office Vehicle (MCOV) Operator Bill Fader is set up at the Wakulla County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center where this vehicle provides tele-communication services for workers inside the building. FEMA is here in response to Tropical Storm Debby. George Armstrong/FEMA
 Mobile Communications Office Vehicle (MCOV) Operator Bill Fader is set up at the Wakulla County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center where this vehicle provides tele-communication services for workers inside the building. FEMA is here in response to Tropical Storm Debby. George Armstrong/FEMA
Missouri Severe Storms,Tornadoes and Flooding
Missouri Severe Storms,Tornadoes and Flooding
FEMA Denver Mobile Emergency Response Support (MERS)  Photo by: Michael Rieger/FEMA
FEMA Denver Mobile Emergency Response Support (MERS)  Photo by: Michael Rieger/FEMA
FEMA's Denver MERs load their trucks for transport on board a US Airforce C-17 at Buckley Airforce Base. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA
FEMA's Denver MERs load their trucks for transport on board a US Airforce C-17 at Buckley Airforce Base. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Disaster Emergency Communications is a specialized field within the broader field of emergency communications. Emergency communications covers all technical means and modes for public safety agencies at all levels of government (e.g. law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services) to perform their routine, daily communications. Disaster emergency communications applies to those technical means and modes required to provide and maintain operable and interoperable communication before, during, and after presidentially declared emergencies, disasters, or planned National Special Security Events.

The Disaster Emergency Communications Division has six geographically dispersed Mobile Emergency Response Support (MERS) detachments and a number of Mobile Communications Office Vehicles (MCOV).

Fecha de la última actualización: 
24/07/2014 - 16:00
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