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Merging Technologies at the Florida Building Collaspe

Jason Matthews  (Sheriff's Sergeant, I)

Track : Interoperability, Emergency Comms: LMR, LTE, 5G

Format: Power Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Reviewing the events of the tragic Florida Building Collapse. A true multi-agency, multi jurisdictional incident for all incident aspects as many out of state Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) were dispatched and the communications issues pertaining to blending in the numerous fire, law and medical units that were dispatched, both initial and long term. Incident Communications security, frequency coordination, compatible radio systems, and personnel working amid tons of rebar, cement and belongings that could not prove to be a hazard to rescuers but also the radio systems and interference from debris.

Takeaway

Experts will discuss the technical and operational issues and the problem solving to ensure the safety of personnel and requesting and installing the proper equipment to provide not only incident communications but the ability to communicate with the local dispatch centers, the Emergency Operations Center.