We live in a data-first society, and disaster recovery efforts have followed suit. Modern disaster communications involve far more than voice and text. The fourth industrial revolution is upon us, enabled by the evolution of mobility and access to data. Delivering a disaster response plan is complex and the network is a fundamental component. Many public safety organizations are being asked to choose a network provider to rely on in a crisis. To evaluate the right partner, it is important to understand the five communication capabilities for effective disaster recovery.