DHS: First responder communication essential

Thursday - 5/28/2009, 3:14pm EDT

Jason Miller

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Communication among police, fire, emergency medical services and other first responders is on the cusp of getting a lot easier.

The Homeland Security Department's science and technology directorate is making interaction possible across different frequencies.

In the fifth part of his series, DHS science and technology: A vision of what's possible, FederalNewsRadio's Jason Miller takes a look at how the interoperability and compatibility office is facilitating this change.