Recommendation 37

Recommendation 37: Increase communication capabilities and the interoperability of communication systems to convey information during an emergency to first responders both inside and outside the school. This includes cell phone coverage boosters, radio repeaters, and radio frequency standardization.

Lead Agency: Department of Safety, Division of Emergency Services and Communications (DESC)


  • DESC completed a best-practice/recommendation guide for distribution.
  • DESC is working with schools to complete assessments of communication capabilities at schools.
  • AT&T won the contract for FirstNet services in NH and has increased the number of towers in the state by approximately 30%, increasing cellphone coverage throughout the state.