Here’s a list of major crisis situations during the last decade and the public safety communications problems faced by first responders:

  1. NYC plane attacks (11.09.2001)
    • FDNY still used old VHF radios, new UHF radios were not yet deployed
    • Repeaters on helicopters only for NYPD UHF, not for FDNY VHF
    • VHF repeaters in Twin Towers not operational
  2. Madrid train attacks (11.03.2004)
  3. South Asian tsunami (26.12.2004)
  4. London subway attacks (07.07.2005)
  5. Glasgow airport attacks (30.06.2007)
  6. Abruzzo earthquake (06.04.2009)

(I will update as I find out more)

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