When disaster strikes, it is important for emergency response personnel to stay connected so they can answer the call when needed.
On the afternoon of Thursday, November 29th, representatives from Colonial Pipeline met with local officials in Gloucester County to donate more than $10,000 to the Gloucester County Office of Emergency Response to acquire a portable wireless hotspot.
The hotspot would enable the department to deploy personnel and assets anywhere in the county with the confidence they will be able to access a variety of wireless networks.
Officials say in times of emergency, communication can be life-saving.
"A failure to communicate could lead to some tragic circumstances especially the business these guys are in it's paramount that we have good communication amongst all parties and this will help ensure that," said Gloucester County Freeholder Robert Damminger.
The portable wireless hotspot would assist with reliable communications for county, municipal, and other response personnel.
It would also provide wireless connectivity in the county’s emergency operations center.