Motorola responds to attacks against the United
The thoughts of the people of Motorola
around the world are with the families of the innocent victims of
the violence against the United States on September 11, 2001. All
of us continue to be deeply affected by these tragic events.
Nevertheless, it is critical that we help each other get through
this tragedy and help the world recover.
Motorola is continuing extensive efforts
to globally expedite new shipments and meet numerous customer
requests for emergency help to support police, fire, ambulance and
other emergency services in the affected areas.
Motorola business and logistic teams and
manufacturing facilities worldwide will remain on full alert and
will continue to give priority to public safety emergency orders
To date, Motorola has delivered at least
86 trucks with communications equipment to field teams and
customers in the New York City area, Virginia and Maryland. In
addition, seven planes carried Motorola equipment into the
affected areas at the height of these disasters.
Additionally, three major communications
systems were delivered, including a 900 MHz “trailer” radio system
and an 800 MHz “trailer” radio system in New York City, and an 800
MHz “trailer” system which is being used at the plane crash site
in Pennsylvania. A fourth major system, an 800 MHz, 15-channel
communications system, was delivered to New York to provide
back-up communications for emergency services. Motorola workers
produced the system, which typically takes about three weeks to
assemble, in 30 hours for shipment to the emergency areas.
Approximately 9,500 of our portable radios,
16,000 batteries and 3,000 chargers have been delivered so far.
Further, about 120 base stations, and nearly 5,000 pieces of
miscellaneous accessories, such as cabling and antennae equipment,
have been delivered. Motorola has also delivered 700 Iridium
satellite telephones to emergency agencies in the New York City
area. We also provided 1,000 cellular phones to a major
insurance company for its policyholders in the affected areas.
Motorola has also donated 10,000 iDEN
multi-function phones to various federal, state and local
government agencies, plus about 88,000 batteries, chargers and
other accessories. Nextel will provide the phone service.
The Motorola Foundation will donate
$1 million in support of relief efforts, dispersed to: New York
Police, Fire & Rescue; the Federal Employee Education and
Assistance Fund (World Trade Center / Pentagon Fund); General
Relief Fund in New York; Abilities, Inc.; and Employee Match to
the One Motorola Responds Fund.
We all have the opportunity to redefine
what it means to be heroic. We must focus our energies on
collaboration and reconstruction. We need heroes and heroines of
epic proportion working to strengthen the world one step at a
Christopher B. Galvin
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer