For FirstNet®

miniCRD™ for FirstNet®, Built with AT&T

Create your own FirstNet Band 14 Cellular and Wi-Fi hotspot, even in the most remote environments. 

The miniCRD™ is a highly portable FirstNet Deployable System contained in two ruggedized cases. It generates an area of FirstNet cellular and Wi-Fi coverage, when and where it’s needed. 

This system includes the miniCRD™ and the SLC+™. The High-Performance Starlink® satellite system in the SLC+ provides satellite backhaul to the miniCRD. The combo can be hand-carried or transported by a single person in a vehicle, by air or over water to anywhere communications are needed.

A communication suite that aids response and recovery for hurricanes, wildland fire, search-and-rescue and event management and ensures business continuity during natural disasters.
  • FirstNet cellular range up to a ½ mile
  • Wi-Fi range up to 500 feet
  • High-speed satellite internet 3
  • FirstNet MegaRange HPUE (high power user equipment) connectivity
  • FirstNet Ready® router
  • Up to 2 hours of onboard power
  • 12 VDC vehicle and AC power cables included
  • Easily deploy at the heart of an incident
  • Weatherproof and NEMA 3 compliant
  • Can be hand-carried and checked on commercial flights
  • Works in 50 states, DC, PR and USVI; Pacific Territories coming in late 2023

CRD™ vs. miniCRD™

miniCRD™ for FirstNet®: Virtual Product Demo

Rescue42’s Tim O’Connell provides a demonstration of the miniCRD™ for FirstNet®.

miniCRD™ for FirstNet®: FirstNet® Product Demo

Shannon Browning, a section chief for FirstNet Response Operations Group, demonstrates how the miniCRD is set up and used. Click here to view the video.

Deployables Overview

Compact Rapid Deployables

Parent Company: Rescue 42, Inc.
Established: 1995
Headquarters: Chico, California
CEO & President: Tim O’Connell
National Sales Manager: Marteen Busby
Markets Served:  Private Business, Fire, Rescue, Law Enforcement, Band-14, NPSBN, Emergency Management, National Disaster Recovery, Network Disaster Recovery (NDR), Customer Owned and Maintained Deployables (COAM), Utilities, Campus Police, Campus Security, Hospital Safety and Security, Emergency Operations Centers, All Hazards Teams, Mutual Aid Agencies, NGOs, Public Transit Security, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Geographic Focus: North America, plus Central America, South America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East and Japan
Patent Status: Patented and Additional Patents Pending
Website Address:
Company Address: 370 Ryan Ave. Suite 120, Chico, CA 95973
Phone Number: 530 891-3473


sdvosb Rescue 42, Inc. is a Federally Certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (DUNS #021675397), Service Connected Disabled Veteran Owned Business Enterprise (DVBE), and Small/Micro-Business. California DVBE and SB/MB Certificate #41417.


All-in-One, Self-Powered Form Factor

PodRunner® is a Patented and Patents-Pending compact rapid deployable (CRD™) for wireless communication systems. It deploys at-first dispatch to a variety of locations, both indoors and outdoors, on-road or off-road, by land, air or sea. Its all-in-one, self-powered form factor, conveys high tech communications gear where you want it, when you want it. It is designed to offer unrivaled capability at a low total cost of ownership, making it affordable to all public safety agencies. Engineered to the highest standards for reliability, resiliency and longevity, all PodRunners® are made in the USA.

A Division of Rescue 42, Inc., Maker of TeleCrib® Struts

PodRunner® is a division of Rescue 42, Inc., a leading manufacturer of fire/rescue extrication and stabilization equipment. Boasting a solid reputation for quality and reliability, Rescue 42 products have become a fixture in modern vehicle stabilization and extrication. Telecrib® Struts and accessories are used by thousands of fire departments across the United States, Canada, Chile, Japan and South Africa. For more information visit

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Communications

What is vital for emergency public safety communications is also essential for business continuity. We engineer custom solutions to meet your disaster response, business continuity and recovery needs.

To discuss the unique requirements of your organization, or if you have questions about the PodRunner®, please contact us at (888) 427-3728. You may also Request more info here.

We Make Internet Possible. Anytime. Anywhere.


370 Ryan Avenue, Suite 120
Chico, CA. 95973

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