Maui Wildfire: Creating a Network Out of Nothing
Doug Harder (Senior Public Safety Advisor, First Responder Network Authority)
Eric Peniata (Captain, City of Riverside Fire)
Fred Scalera (Director, Response Operations Group, AT&T)
Bryan Green (Section Chief, Response Operations Group (ROG), AT&T)
Date: Monday, March 25
Time: 3:50 pm - 4:50 pm
Track: First Responder Communications, Incident Management
Topic: Backhaul, Broadband, Critical Infrastructure, FirstNet, Situational Awareness, System Resiliency
Format: Panel Session
Vault Recording: TBD
Re-establishing a cellular network on an island in the middle of the Pacific following a devastating wildfire is both logistically and technically complex. With limited assets permanently on the island, AT&T FirstNet had to get creative in providing solutions where they were needed. Hear from FEMA US&R and FirstNet about they worked together to bring the network where it was needed in order to complete the missions.
a. Understand some of the communications challenges faced by first responders in as they respond to catastrophic wildfire, how they work through them, and what changes they are considering to enhance preparedness for future incidents.
b. Learn about the FirstNet resources that were deployed and how they were used to support critical communications for response operations.
c. Learn about the many different types of FirstNet resources that are available to support communications during disaster incidents such as wildfire, or other major weather events.