Who:Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation’s largest and most reliable 3G network.
What: New video, “Connecting Arizona communities during the Wallow Fire,” featuring interviews with first responders, evacuees and Verizon Wireless personnel involved in the emergency response to Arizona’s largest wildfire, the Wallow Fire.
When: Available now
Background: During the critical week of June 3-June 10, 2011, Verizon Wireless deployed Cells on Wheels (COWs) to Alpine, Ariz., Nutrioso, Ariz., and Reserve, N.M., to provide wireless coverage and capacity for firefighters and other emergency personnel battling the Wallow Fire. Additionally, the company boosted wireless calling coverage and capacity by deploying three repeaters to communities in the White Mountains to keep first responders and customers connected.
Learn more about Verizon Wireless’ emergency preparedness and support at www.verizonwireless.com/emergencypreparedness.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 104 million total wireless connections, including more than 88 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.