WERT Outreach

WERT has presented its key learnings and recommendations in conferences, symposia and workshops organized by governments, standards development organizations, public safety officials, and the communications industry. WERT experts have participated in events throughout the Americas (Brazil, Ecuador, and the United States), Asia (China and Japan), Australia, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom), and the Middle East (United Arab Emirates).

This Final Report has been translated in languages on four continents.

WERT has been featured in major news media including newspapers, television and radio, as well as various trade journals. In addition, WERT’s findings have been used in several academic research projects.

Participants

AG Communications Systems
Alcatel-Lucent
Alltel
American Tower (SpectraSite)
APCO (Association of Public Communications Officials)
Arch Wireless
Argonne National Laboratory
AT&T
BatteryCorp
Bell Labs
BellSouth
Cingular Wireless (AT&T Wireless)
Communications-ISAC (Information Sharing and Analysis Center)
CTIA
Deloitte
Digicel
Dobson Cellular
EastWest Institute
EDO Corporation
Ericsson
FBI
FCC
FEMA
IEEE COMSOC
Intelsat
Intrado
Louisiana Public Service Commission
Louisiana State Police
Metrocall
Moreover Technologies
Motorola
NCC
Nortel
NRIC
NYC Mayor’s Office
NYPD
PCIA
Pennsylvania State Police
Qualcomm
Qwest Wireless
ReadyTalk
SkyTel
Sprint Nextel
State of New Jersey
T-Mobile
Telcordia Technologies
Tenet Healthcare Corporation
TLF Web Design
Trilogy International
Triton PCS
TruePosition
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Congressman Ed Royce, Office of
U.S. Department of Homeland Security National Communications System (NCS)
U.S. Department of Defense NORTHCOM
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Marshals Service, ESU
U.S. Secret Service
Union Cellular
University of Texas
USAID
USCellular
UTStarcom
Verizon
Verizon Wireless
West Corporation
WesTower
Wheat International
White House Office of Science and Technology

Joining the Team

If you have wireless technology expertise or other resources and would like to join the Wireless Emergency Response Team, please contact one of the companies listed above. Please provide full contact information and a summary of offered capabilities.

Recognition

On the second anniversary of September 11, over 300 volunteers were recognized for their "service in a national crisis in supporting emergency search and rescue efforts through advanced wireless technology capabilities at the New York City World Trade Center disaster site caused by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the United States of America." Appreciation certificates included the signatures of Lt. General Harry Raduege and FCC Chairman Michael Powell.

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