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First Responders Test Communication

 

The Las Vegas Motor Speedway was home to a communication exercise involving police and other first responders from around southern Nevada. The project was headed up by North Las Vegas Police.

Local agencies including fire and rescue teams, Amateur Radio Disaster Services, Medic West, Nellis Air Force Base and Volunteer Homeland Reserve Units were all there. They were testing if they could communicate with each other during a disaster or terrorist attack.

The system they tested was developed by the Department of Homeland Security. A large disaster requires communication between all types of agencies. That was one of the problems on 9/11. Police and firefighters could not communicate with each other. Since the attacks, first responders from around the country have worked to make sure they can talk to each other. 

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