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Satellite Device Helps Close Emergency Comm Gaps

Nevada County’s rugged landscape can make it difficult for first responders when emergencies strike in river canyons and parts of the county with limited telecommunications. But Office of Emergency Services Operations Coordinator, Sheriff’s Lieutenant Bob Jakobs, says they’ve now installed a device which provides critical cellullar and WiFi via satellite‚Ķ

click to listen to Lt Jakobs

Jakobs says radio coverage can be spotty and many times cell and data service are non-existent for such emergencies as wildfires and search and rescue missions…

click to listen to Lt Jakobs

Funding comes from a Federal Homeland Security Grant. It’s facilitated by the Office of Emergency Services and supports the training and equipping of Public Health and OES personnel, as well as county and municipal law enforcement and fire agencies.

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