The Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS) supports national leadership; Federal, State, local and tribal governments; and other authorized national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) users. It is intended to be used in an emergency or crisis situation when the landline network is congested and the probability of completing a normal call is reduced.
During emergencies, the public telephone network can experience congestion due to increased call volumes and/or damage to network facilities, hindering the ability of national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) personnel to complete calls
GETS supports Federal, state, local, and tribal governments; critical infrastructure sectors in industry; and non-governmental organizations in performing their national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) missions.
There is no charge to subscribe to GETS; the only charge for GETS is usage. GETS calls are currently billed at a rate of 7 to 10 cents per minute (depending on carrier and other factors) for calls within the United States and its territories, Can
A compilation of GETS and WPS forms and related reference materials.
For assistance with GETS and all Office of Emergency Communications Priority Telecommunications programs, contact the DHS Priority Telecommunications Service Center at 866-627-2255, 703-676-2255, or firstname.lastname@example.org