March 05, 2007
Mar 05, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S)

WHAT: Recent disasters in Florida have raised awareness to the need for emergency preparedness and response. First responders from agencies throughout Florida will witness and can participate in a demonstration of deployment of communications and other infrastructure for catastrophic events.

More than 70 state and local agencies have signed up to participate in the Sprint Emergency Response Team’s live, over-the-air tactical exercise designed to address:

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

WHO: Joel Garner, Vice President, Public Sector for the Southeast, Sprint
Matt Foosaner, Director, Sprint Emergency Response Team
State and local public safety officials and first responders

WHEN: Friday, March 9, 2007
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center
505 West Pensacola Street
Tallahassee, FL

CONTACT: Nanci Schwartz, Sprint

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 robust wireless networks serving 53.1 million customers at the end of 2006; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and an award-winning and global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Sprint Nextel

Nanci Schwartz, 352-326-1326