LightSquared formed an Emergency Rapid Response Communications Team (ERRT) available to deploy to emergency and disaster locations throughout North America. The team will provide on-call mobile satellite communications services, personnel and equipment for emergency support to federal, state and local first responders and public safety agencies.
The ERRT is a part of LightSquared’s Emergency Preparedness Program – a new year-round program designed to provide federal, state and local first responders and public safety agencies with enhanced mobile satellite service and support in advance of and during emergencies such as hurricanes, earthquakes and all natural and man-made disasters.
LightSquared’s Emergency Preparedness Program is a multi-pronged approach to make available LightSquared’s satellite communications services to keep first responders and public safety personnel connected during emergencies even if terrestrial wireless and landline systems are compromised in emergency situations. The key elements include:
- Pre Hurricane Season Preparedness
- Satellite Communications Equipment readiness and testing
- Emergency Response Support including quick deployment of the ERRT to provide on-site communications support and spare equipment