Cradlepoint Announces 2019 First Responder Charities for its FirstConnectTM Program

Inaugural charitable contributions focus on helping children of first
responders thrive and equipping firefighters with the latest lifesaving
technology and training

BOISE, Idaho–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cradlepoint, the
global leader in cloud-delivered LTE and 5G ready wireless edge
solutions, announced today the first responder charities it is pledging
to donate a portion of its 2019 public safety revenues to in January
2020. The charitable contribution is part of Cradlepoint’s FirstConnect
program, designed to ease the challenges often faced by first responder
agencies in purchasing, deploying, and supporting fixed site,
in-vehicle, and IoT-based routing solutions for access to FirstNet and
other nationwide public safety broadband networks.

Cradlepoint’s FirstConnect first responder charity contribution is
administered under its CradlepointCares community involvement
initiative. For 2019, the following charities have been selected based
on the importance and relevance of their missions, and their efficiency
in minimizing administration costs so that the majority of funds pass to
the cause.

First Responders Children’s Foundation (
The First Responders Children’s Foundation (FRCF) is committed to
ensuring that the children of first responders receive the resources
necessary to help them thrive and become the heroes of tomorrow.

Leary Firefighters Foundation (
The Leary Firefighters Foundation (LFF) was founded by actor Denis Leary
after the loss of his cousin and a childhood friend in an abandoned
warehouse fire. LFF’s mission is to provide funding and resources for
fire departments to obtain the best available equipment, technology, and
training. It is dedicated to helping maintain the highest level of
public safety in its communities.

“With over 3,000 first responder agency customers—including police, fire
and emergency services in some of the nation’s largest cities—we
understand the challenges and sacrifices that first responders
experience every day and the role technology plays in improving their
efficiency and safety,” said Todd Krautkremer, chief marketing officer
at Cradlepoint. “We feel an obligation to be more than just a solution
provider, which is why our mantra is ‘we connect and serve those who
protect and serve our communities’, and why our FirstConnect program
includes an annual charitable contribution to first responder causes.”

FirstConnect™ Program

Cradlepoint’s FirstConnect program eases the challenges often faced by
first responder organizations in purchasing, deploying, and supporting
new edge routing solutions that take advantage of FirstNet and other
nationwide public safety broadband networks. These challenges include
finding and applying for grant monies to help fund purchases and
referrals to logistical and technical resources for installation of
in-vehicle routers, training of IT and operational staff, and priority
access to knowledgeable support resources around the clock at a moment’s

About Cradlepoint

Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-delivered wireless edge
solutions for branch, mobile, and IoT networks. The Cradlepoint Elastic
Edge™ vision—powered by NetCloud services—provides a blueprint for
agile, pervasive and software-driven wireless WANs that leverage 4G LTE
and 5G services to connect people, places and things everywhere with
resiliency, security, and control. More than 25,000 enterprise and
government organizations around the world, including 75 percent of the
world’s top retailers, 50 percent of the Fortune 100, and first
responders in 10 of the largest U.S. cities, rely on Cradlepoint to keep
critical branches, points of commerce, field forces, vehicles, and IoT
devices always connected and protected. Major service providers use
Cradlepoint wireless solutions as the foundation for innovative managed
network services. Founded in 2006, Cradlepoint is a privately held
company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with a development center in
Silicon Valley and international offices in the UK and Australia.

Learn more at or follow us on Twitter @cradlepoint.


Emily Gallagher
Touchdown PR
[email protected]

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