March 30, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009

The 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City and tornadoes throughout the Midwest have raised awareness to the need for more strategic emergency preparedness and response. First responders from agencies throughout Oklahoma will witness and participate in a demonstration of deployment of communications and other infrastructure for catastrophic events. State and local agencies have signed up to participate in the Sprint Emergency Response Team’s (ERT) live, over-the-air tactical exercise designed to address:


  • Catastrophic incident response;
  • Emergency preparedness and response;
  • Disaster Recovery;
  • Rapid deployment of IP and wireless communications systems; and
  • Public safety access to real-time information

The Sprint ERT is a unique group within Sprint that provides wireless telecommunications equipment, infrastructure and operations support to federal, state/local public safety, law enforcement, military and private sector entities when it matters most. These services can be deployed during declared emergencies, agency-specific events, field training exercises and National Special Security Events. Visit for more information or for a short video on its capabilities.



Presenters and guests include:


  • Dan Gillison, director public sector for Sprint Nextel
  • Tanya Lin, manager of Sprint’s Emergency Response Team
  • State and local public safety officials and first responders including U.S. Marshals Services, Department of Homeland Security, Oklahoma Sate University, City of Oklahoma City and Oklahoma City Police Department.
WHEN: Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

*Tactical Deployment Demonstration to be held at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Sprint Nextel, 8525 Silver Crossing, Oklahoma City, OK. 73132

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two wireless networks serving more than 49 million customers at the end of the fourth quarter 2008; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit

Source: Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel
Kristin Wallace, 404-649-1625
Crystal Davis, 571-288-6806