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Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC)
FirstNet established the PSAC consisting of members representing all disciplines of public safety to assist FirstNet in carrying out its duties and responsibilities. Learn more.

 Current Events
Date Event
Jan. 13 FirstNet Issues RFP
Aug. 22 NASTD Annual Conference and Technology Showcase
Aug. 23-26 National EMS Safety Summit
Aug. 23 Virginia RPAC-I Region 5: Tidewater
Aug. 25 Montana QPP CTT
Aug. 25 New Mexico Pueblo Tribal Police Chiefs Meeting
Aug. 30-317 FirstNet Federal Southwest Border Forum
Aug. 31 Nlets 2016 Implementers Workshop
 Board Meetings
Date Location
Mar. 16 Reston, VA
Jun. 29-30 Chicago, IL
Aug. 26 Teleconference
Dec. 13-14 Sacramento, CA

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(Please note: Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa are not to scale.)

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 Recent Blogs
Blog Series: 10 Ways FirstNet will Help Public Safety Save Lives and Secure Communities
Blog Series: 10 Ways FirstNet will Help Public Safety Save Lives and Secure Communities
July 14, 2016 | By FirstNet
Across the country, millions of law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics and other public safety personnel bravely serve their communities every day. They answer the call when emergencies strike and risk their lives to secure and protect others. In this blog series, find out 10 ways FirstNet will help public safety do their jobs safely and effectively.

Delivering Actionable Data Via Innovative Apps, Devices
Delivering Actionable Data Via Innovative Apps, Devices
August 17, 2016 | By FirstNet
FirstNet is developing a nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN) that will deliver applications, devices, and services that are tailored to the needs of its users: the public safety community. It will be a resilient, reliable network, enabling everything from smartphones to laptops, tablets...
Meet the SME’s – Senior Law Enforcement Advisor Mike Bostic
Meet the SME’s – Senior Law Enforcement Advisor Mike Bostic
August 10, 2016 | By FirstNet
FirstNet is pleased to have Mike Bostic on board as our new senior law enforcement advisor. Chief Bostic has been an advocate for FirstNet’s vision since even before there was a FirstNet. He spent 34 years in the Los Angeles Police Department before starting a second career in...
Capacity is Key for Planned Events with Large Crowds
Capacity is Key for Planned Events with Large Crowds
August 9, 2016 | By FirstNet
Emergencies aren’t the only times when public safety needs capacity to communicate and send data. Planned events take place across the country that draw more people to a single location than usual – such as concerts, festivals, and sporting venues...
A Day in the Life: Stories of Broadband Saving Lives and Protecting Communities

 Recent Press Release
FirstNet Announces Eight Grant Awards for Public Safety Entities Relocating from Band 14 Spectrum
FirstNet Announces Eight Grant Awards for Public Safety Entities Relocating from Band 14 Spectrum
August 18, 2016 | By April Ward
RESTON, VA) The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) today announced the funding of eight awards for its Band 14 Incumbent Spectrum Relocation Grant Program (Band 14 Program). This program provides financial assistance to eligible public safety entities for relocating their existing radios and systems from Band 14 in advance of the deployment and operation of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN).

FirstNet Takes Action to Prepare Organization, Network for Successful Public-Private Partnership
FirstNet Takes Action to Prepare Organization, Network for Successful Public-Private Partnership
June 30, 2016 | By April Ward
FirstNet is moving forward to prepare for a successful public-private partnership to deploy and operate...

 FirstNet YouTube Videos

FirstNet State Plans in 100 Seconds
August 16, 2016 | FirstNet
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