Emergency Preparedness

Verizon MERIT hazmat team

A specialized team of Verizon engineers called MERIT, Major Emergency Response Incident Team, responds to hazardous material incidents.


Verizon joins industry and public safety leaders in announcing its support for the Public Safety Technology Alliance (PSTA).

Verizon Hurricane Preparedness

Verizon is prepared for the 2018 hurricane season – are you?

Satellite Picocell on a Trailer (SPOT) deployed in Old Ellicott City following 2018 historic flooding.

Verizon is supporting Ellicott City. MD following historic flooding by offering bill relief, network equipment, and free charging.


Verizon’s text-to-donate campaign allows customers to support disaster relief efforts on Hawaii’s Big Island and Kauai.


Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) is better equipped to serve the more than four million residents of Harris County, Texas, thanks to a new agreement with Verizon.

Verizon public safety private core

Verizon’s public safety private core will be generally available on March 29. Public safety customers get preemption and mobile broadband priority service at no additional charge.

Verizon Drone

If a hurricane, fire or tornado wipes out cell phone service, here is the 200 lb solution.

Mike Maiorana

Mike Maiorana reaffirmed Verizon’s commitment to public safety during keynote at IWCE 2018.

Emergency preparation contacts and safety tips from Verizon

Verizon’s network is ready for winter weather and the company provides tips for staying connected during extreme weather.