Anne Arundel County Fire Department utilizes reliable connectivity & real-time GPS data to help save lives

Originally posted on Oct. 18, 2018 on

For first responder organizations such as the Anne Arundel County Fire Department (AACoFD) in Maryland, Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) is quickly becoming an essential part of timely response during emergencies. However, CAD is completely dependent on always-on network uptime in vehicles guaranteeing accurate, real-time vehicle location data.

AACoFD deployed Cradlepoint’s cloud-managed, all-in-one in-vehicle solutions throughout its fleet, providing the connection reliability, data security, remote visibility and management capabilities, and interoperability necessary to cost-effectively use emerging technologies that help save lives.


AACoFD employs roughly 900 career fire-fighters and around 700 volunteers who serve the more than 500,000 residents of Anne Arundel County. The county, which neighbors Washington, D.C., is one of the most populated jurisdictions in the U.S.—ranked 114 out of 3,141 counties.

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