Disaster Emergency Communications

The Disaster Emergency Communications (DEC) cadre deploys, installs, operates, maintains, and protects telecommunications and operations assets in response to all-hazards disasters and in support of planned special events. They install maintain and protect telecommunications equipment, facilitate interoperable communications, and aid in evaluating post-disaster communication needs.


  • Knowledge of telecommunications equipment and procedures
  • Experience working with federal, state, and local emergency management officials
  • Basic computer skills and the ability to learn new programs quickly
  • Flexibility to a changing environment
  • Multi-tasking and problem-solving skills
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