Wireless Priority Service (WPS)
What is WPS?... (Courtesy Wikipedia)
The Nationwide Wireless Priority Service (WPS) is a system in the United States that allows high-priority emergency telephone calls to avoid congestion on wireless telephone networks. This complements the Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS), which allows such calls to avoid congestion on landline networks. The service is overseen by the Federal Communications Commission and administered by the National Communications System in the Department of Homeland Security ...
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WPS Eligibility Criteria (Courtesy DHS)
The following WPS qualifying criteria apply equally to all users and will be used as a basis for all WPS approvals/assignments. There are five WPS NS/EP criteria.
Priority 1. Executive Leadership and Policy Makers
Priority 2. Disaster Response/Military Command and Control
Priority 3. Public Health, Safety and Law Enforcement Command
Priority 4. Public Services/Utilities and Public Welfare
Priority 5. Disaster Recovery
These criteria were selected to meet the needs of the emergency response community and provide access for the command and control functions critical to management of and response to national security and emergency situations, particularly during the first 24 to 72 hours following an event. WPS should only be requested for key leadership personnel and their direct supporting staff who are in NS/EP leadership positions. WPS is not intended for use by all emergency service personnel.