Thomas Bilotta, left, shows off a mockup of a wireless hotspot that his company, Assured Wireless, hopes to build for the public safety market. It will connect with the standard firefighter’s “handy talkie” shown by Steve Morley, right.

Thomas Bilotta, left, shows off a mockup of a wireless hotspot that his company, Assured Wireless, hopes to build for the public safety market. It will connect with the standard firefighter’s “handy talkie” shown by Steve Morley, right. Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle.

— The classic, World War II walkie-talkie is the firefighter’s best friend, even today...

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