Rhode Island state government, emergency management, FirstNet Authority, and AT&T personnel stand in front of a portable cell site known as a Compact Rapid Deployable.

AT&T to Unveil New Disaster Response Technology for RIEMA

Governor Dan McKee, Director Marc Pappas of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), the FirstNet Authority, and AT&T unveiled new FirstNet equipment and technology for Rhode Island first responders.  As part of the state’s plan when opting into FirstNet, AT&T has delivered 2 new Compact Rapid Deployables (CRDs) to RIEMA. Rhode Island is the first state in the country to receive CRDs as a part of the state’s decision to advance its public safety broadband communications with FirstNet.