Washington OneNet video, After Oso, reflects on the landslide that changed the conversation about public safety

Washington OneNet releases new video, After Oso, featuring the Washington Adjutant General Bret Daugherty reflecting on the Oso landslide and speaking to the potential benefits of FirstNet–a nationwide broadband network dedicated to public safety.

“We cannot undo the loss of 43 Washingtonians in the SR 530 slide, but we can make sure they are not forgotten. General Daugherty’s compassionate reflections in the video, After Oso, remind us of the scope of the tragedy and honor the heroic efforts of the responders while envisioning a network for emergency responders that makes us all safer.”–Governor Inslee

“Washington OneNet is a national leader in engaging stakeholders in defining the public safety needs of a nationwide broadband network.  OneNet’s award winning video series, FirstNet in Washington State, is a powerful outreach tool used by many states to educate stakeholders about the potential benefits of FirstNet.  OneNet’s newest video, After Oso, reflects on a real disaster and the public safety possibilities in a FirstNet world.” — TJ Kennedy, FirstNet, President

“I’m proud of the work of the Washington OneNet team toward a future state of communications interoperability. Their outreach and education efforts on behalf of Washington’s public safety community are exemplary as demonstrated in this thoughtful short film, After Oso, The film memorializes both the tragedy and our public service responsibility to persevere in our efforts to create a safer future.” — Michael Cockrill, State Chief Information Officer and Director of Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech)

After Oso reinforces the mandate of the SR530 Landslide Commission Final Report, “Profound lessons learned must be swiftly leveraged into meaningful and practical actions.”

“General Daugherty is uniquely qualified to reflect on the emergency management efforts at the Oso landslide. In our OneNet public safety work we need to leverage all we can from his on-the-ground knowledge of communications challenges in disasters like the landslide. Sharing the General’s personal reflections in this video is a powerful reminder that tragedy may be unavoidable but how we respond, and how well we respond, is something we can aim to continually improve. That’s why OneNet is working every day to improve interoperable communications for public safety.” said Bill Schrier, Washington State Point of Contact for FirstNet.

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