Gillibrand Promotes First Responder Bill

Friday, Apr 15, 2011  |  Updated 7:46 AM EDT
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Kirsten Gillibrand will be in Syracuse to promote the bill.

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling for legislation creating a national wireless broadband network that would let law enforcement and rescue agencies communicate with each other during a major crisis.

Gillibrand will be in Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo on Friday to promote the bill, which was drafted in response to a 9/11 Commission recommendation after the 2001 terrorist attacks and rescue efforts.

Shortcomings in first responder communications systems also became apparent after Hurricane Katrina.

The 9/11 Commission Report identified insufficient interoperability between communications systems used by local police, fire and rescue agencies and other agencies, including federal law enforcement.

Gillibrand is co-sponsoring a bill that would reserve part of the radio spectrum for first responders.

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