Connecting the unconnected when they need it most

When disaster strikes, Cisco Tactical Operations steps in to provide free and secure communication networks, supporting first responders and helping victims in their hour of greatest need.

35

deployments

in 13 countries on every
major continent.

30

minutes

to set up a secure
network on location.

350

volunteers

Disaster Incident
Response Team (DIRT).

Vanuatu — Tropical Cyclone Pam

In the early hours of March 13, 2015, Tropical Cyclone Pam hammered the island nation of Vanuatu with 250 km/h (155 mph) winds. Eight hours later, 90% of the nation's buildings were completely destroyed, affecting more than 132,000 people.

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Pam makes landfall on Vanuatu

Pam reaches peak strength (Category 5) {Source: Wikipedia}

TacOps personnel assessing communication needs on-location in Port Vila

Cisco TacOps Team One departs San Francisco en route to Vanuatu

Pam makes landfall on Vanuatu

Pam reaches peak strength (Category 5) {Source: Wikipedia}

TacOps personnel assessing communication needs on-location in Port Vila

Cisco TacOps Team One departs San Francisco en route to Vanuatu

Ready to answer the call

When the time comes to “plan, pack, and go” the TacOps team is trained and equipped to be self-sufficient in any location—whether it's the Super Bowl or the side of a volcano.

Cisco TacOps has been critical to the success of NetHope over the past decade.
  • Lauren Woodman,
CEO, NetHope

The tech behind TacOps

What TacOps carries into disaster.

Emergency Communications Kit (ECK)

Cisco CP-7841 Phone (2x)

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Cisco 2901 Router

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Cisco Aironet 2602e Access Points (x2)

Wire crimper, drill, hand tools

Naturally.

Sanitizing wipes, first aid, earplugs

“You might be sleeping on a cot. In the truck. Anywhere. You have to be ready for anything” – Matt Runyan, Network Consulting Engineer, TacOps.

Emergency Communications Kit (ECK)
Emergency Communications Kit (ECK)

Cisco CP-7841 Phone (2x)

See the tech

Cisco 2901 Router

See the tech specs

Cisco Aironet 2602e Access Points (x2)

Wire crimper, drill, hand tools

Naturally.

Sanitizing wipes, first aid, earplugs

“You might be sleeping on a cot. In the truck. Anywhere. You have to be ready for anything” – Matt Runyan, Network Consulting Engineer, TacOps.

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