With several cell towers damaged in SW Florida, and the remaining towers struggling to handle the excess cell phone and data traffic in the weeks after the storm, the Verizon Crisis Action Team didn't hold anything back hooking up first responders with a cell tower and wifi in their back yard.
This one-of-a-kind Tactical Humanitarian Operations Response (THOR) vehicle comes complete with a command center in the back and boosts cellular coverage in the area while also providing wifi for the COMMCOM and U.S. Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach crews.
U.S. Coast Guard Southeast
U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command
U.S. Coast Guard Sector St Petersburg
COML Communications Unit leader, COMT Communications Technician and ITSL
U.S. Coast Guard Office of Emergency Management & Disaster Response
U.S. Coast Guard IMAT