Emergency Communications

NSTIAK staff assisting in emergency communications for Hurricane Katrina.

Whether it’s an oil spill, hurricane or earthquake, operational communications in any disaster are key to a swift and efficient response.

NSTI provided the communications infrastructure in Alaska’s Prince William Sound during the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill to enable the coordination of thousands of workers. Since then we have engineered and implemented wide-area spill response communication systems for all major Alaska spill response cooperatives. These include Alyeska Pipeline Company’s Ship Escort/Response Vessel System, Cook Inlet Spill Prevention & Response Inc., Alaska Clean Seas and the Southeast Alaska Petroleum Resource Organization.

Helicopter landing to assist Hurricane Katrina emergency communications.

NSTI also played a major role in implementing the Alaska Land Mobile Radio System, which provides state-of-the-art interoperability for first responders and emergency management across state, federal and local jurisdictions. During the extreme environments of the 2005 Hurricane Katrina and 2010 Deep Water Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, NSTI immediately provided communications in support of the recovery and cleanup efforts. Our most popular product for rapid communications deployment is the Gapfiller, a self-contained mobile repeater system with remote power that can be set up with minimal resources in less than 30 minutes.

Learn more about North Slope Telecom’s services by calling us today at 907-751-8200!