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FirstNet – MEMA Spotlight

In May 2018, Washington County was impacted by significant flooding in the southern part of the county. With low bandwidth Wi-Fi and the location of the command post nestled in a valley between two mountains, communication and data transfer served as a great challenge. Washington County Sheriff Doug Mullendore coordinated with FirstNet to keep emergency responders connected by calling in the Satellite Cell on Light Truck (SatCOLT). FEMA, MEMA, local emergency responders, and county employees all utilized the connection offered by FirstNet…

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