Federal Program Seeks to Avoid Failure to Communicate in Emergencies

Interoperability allows emergency responders to talk to each other when emergency strikes. It has been a major component of Homeland Security, especially after 9/11 revealed failures in communication. Since 2005, $23.22 million has been spent in Missouri to upgrade radios, but the Joplin tornado showed that jurisdictions aren't all on the same wave length. Part one of two parts.