In both 1996 and 2002, tornadoes hit Johnson County. In 1996, first responders were hampered in their ability to respond either by being on disparate communications systems or, for those who could access a common radio system, by having only two radio frequencies, making tactical communication nearly nonexistent. During the 2002 tornado, all Johnson County public safety agencies had joined SAFE-T, which allowed nine fire departments and four police departments to interoperate, thereby coordinating their response and optimizing their resources. The results show that what took 24 hours in 1996, took only 7 hours in 2002 due in large part to the SAFE-T network supporting the responding agencies. What benefits do agencies receive from participating in SAFE-T? Please contact the Network Operations Center at 317-234-1540 for more information.