When disaster strikes, access to reliable communications is crucial to the efforts of disaster relief operations where quick response translates into lives saved. For those times when the terrestrial communications infrastructure is damaged, destroyed or overloaded, satellite communications can provide a communications lifeline for people on the front lines of public safety and emergency preparedness.

Now there is a new tool to help this crucial first responder community integrate satellite into their communications plans. The First Responder’s Guide to Satellite Communications is a comprehensive overview and tutorial of satellite technology and its role in response to natural or man-made disasters.

Produced by the Satellite Industry Association (SIA), the leading voice of the U.S. satellite communications industry, the Guide is available for free as a public service of the industry. Click here to download your copy now, or contact us at info@sia.org to request multiple copies to hand out to your organization.