The Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS) supports national leadership; federal, state, local, tribal and territorial governments; first responders; 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.
GETS provides NS/EP personnel priority access and prioritized processing in the local and long distance segments of the landline networks, greatly increasing the probability of call completion.
Typical GETS users are responsible for the command and control functions critical to management of, and response to, national security and emergencies, particularly during the first 24 to 72 hours following an event.
There is no charge to subscribe to GETS; the only charge for GETS is usage.
The Office of Emergency Communications recommends that individuals requesting WPS also request a GETS card. The registration process will allow you to request both services at the same time.
Frequently asked questions about GETS.
A compilation of GETS and WPS forms and related reference materials.
WPS supports national leadership; federal, state, local, tribal and territorial governments; and other authorized NS/EP users. It is intended to be used in an emergency or crisis situation when the wireless network is congested and the probability of completing a normal call is reduced.
Telecommunications Service Priority (TSP) is a program that authorizes national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) organizations to receive priority treatment for vital voice and data circuits or other telecommunications services.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) supports and promotes the ability of emergency responders and government officials to continue to communicate in the event of natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters, and works to ensure, accelerate, and attain interoperable and operable emergency communications nationwide.