Given the increasing frequency of natural disasters and the fact that hurricane season is already underway, First Responders must consider how they may use satellite technology to support emergency response activities effectively. Here are three ways that satellite tech can help First Responders:

Terrestrial networks do not cover entire geographies, mainly in rural areas, and are limited to the cellular-network footprint. Here, satellite communications enter the picture as a tried-and-true choice that is easily accessible, helping First Responders keep the community safe.

Satellites with sensors can notice hot spots through infrared radiation, allowing them to detect heat. This assists the National Guard in mapping the flames and also assessing the damage caused by them.

When a crisis occurs and the current communications networks are not functioning, mobile satellite devices can support maintaining command and control operations. These phones are made to be fairly durable and straightforward to use.