As the world faces disasters, Cisco uses advanced technologies to address and meet communications needs.
We quickly deploy networks to help relief agencies save lives and speed recovery to communities.
We know what network-based technologies can accomplish the most in an emergency.
We develop everything from mobile command vehicles to portable communication kits.
We work to foster cooperation between private- and public-sector organizations.
We set up highly secure communications on the ground during emergencies. As a Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) mission we render aid free of charge.
The emergency needs of first responders and humanitarian organizations.
Technology that helps governments continue to respond to a crisis.
Help for hospitals, utilities, and other essential services that communities depend on.
In 2012, during the most destructive fire in Colorado’s history, responding agencies were trying to coordinate firefighting efforts, issue evacuation orders, and provide emergency medical services.
The TacOps team set up a reliable network for hundreds of personnel that became a cornerstone of relief efforts. Timely evacuations of 32,000 residents saved lives.
Our TacOps unit and Disaster Incident Response Team join large-scale exercises to validate technologies. Members are trained in the U.S. National Incident Management System and Incident Command System.
The Cisco NERV is a command and communications resource for first responders and agencies that require mission-critical networking to recover normal operations during a disaster.
This trailer contains rapidly deployable, highly secure network, radio, and collaboration technologies. It is designed to fit into a C-17 cargo aircraft.
The Cisco Emergency Communication Kit is designed to quickly, securely, and reliably establish voice and data communications in austere environments.
This kit is designed for emergency responders, assessment teams, and others who require a highly portable, lightweight, power-efficient, and secure network.
The Mesh Response Kit (MRK) is a mesh solution providing a wireless network for first responders, emergency managers, critical infrastructure, or similar agencies.
The Phone Kit is a cloud-based telephony solution designed to provide additional IP phones to quickly expand voice services beyond the initial capacity of TacOps' other portable emergency communications kits or mobile platforms.
Together with NetHope we deployed over 65 sites across the island serving hundreds of thousands of clients
We helped government operations continue after Cyclone Pam by deploying networks at 15 sites on four islands.
As part of the Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility group, the TacOps team has helped responders in over 50 disasters and participated in more than 35 training exercises around the world. Here are some of our deployments:
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