Emergency Telecommunications Services

Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS) and  Wireless Priority Service (WPS) substantially benefits hospitals by expediting  communications service restoration after a disruption (with and without a declared disaster.)

GETS provides emergency access and priority processing in the local and long distance segments of the Public Switched Network (PSN). Federal, state, and local government, industry, and non-profit organization personnel that perform emergency preparedness can apply for and receive the GETS card and access code.

Wireless Priority Service (WPS) improves connections for a limited number of authorized emergency preparedness cell phone users. In the event of congestion in the wireless network, an emergency call using WPS will be placed in a queue for the next available channel.