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Why FirstNet:
Learn how the FirstNet network will provide first responders the advanced communication and collaboration technologies they need to do their jobs safely and effectively.

 Current Events
Date Event
Jan. 13 FirstNet Issues RFP
Aug. 2 Rhode Island ICC Meeting
Aug. 3-7 National Association of EMS Educators Annual Symposium
Aug. 4 Arkansas Governance Body Meeting
Aug. 4 Region III QPP CTT
Aug. 4 Region X CTT Workshop
Aug. 10 Rhode Island 2016 Preparedness Conference
Aug. 10 Region IV Sub-Regional QPP-CTT Meeting
 Board Meetings
Date Location
Mar. 16 Reston, VA
Jun. 29-30 Chicago, IL
Sep. 13-14 Reston, VA
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.

Why FirstNet: Enhancing Situational Awareness
Why FirstNet: Enhancing Situational Awareness
July 28, 2016 | FirstNet
For our nation’s first responders, having a common operating picture during emergencies and day-to-day scenarios is essential. When emergencies happen in remote areas, public safety often lacks access to a radio signal or broadband connections that could help with response operations...
Connecting Public Safety Operations Along the Southwest Border
Connecting Public Safety Operations Along the Southwest Border
July 20, 2016 | By Chris Algiere, FirstNet Federal Consultation Lead
The U.S. southern border continues to be one of the largest challenges for public safety operations at all levels of government. The dynamic mission space, coupled with the remote landscape and environmental factors, challenges technology delivery of just about any sort.
FirstNet Outlines Key Steps for Development of State Plans, Interoperability Requirements
FirstNet Outlines Key Steps for Development of State Plans, Interoperability Requirements
July 8, 2016 | By Richard Reed, FirstNet Chief Customer Officer
FirstNet’s statutory mandate is to ensure the establishment of a nationwide, interoperable public safety broadband network, including the development of nationwide standards for the use and access of the network. This blog describes key steps we are taking to ensure...
A Day in the Life: Stories of Broadband Saving Lives and Protecting Communities

 Recent Press Release
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
(CHICAGO) The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) is moving forward to prepare for a successful public-private partnership to deploy and operate the nationwide public safety broadband network (Network). Meeting this week in Chicago, the FirstNet Board provided strategic guidance to position the organization for a future public-private partnership and to facilitate Network deployment and adoption following award of the contract, which remains on track for November 2016.

FirstNet CEO Poth Testifies Before Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications
FirstNet CEO Poth Testifies Before Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications
June 21, 2016 | FirstNet
FirstNet CEO Mike Poth today testified before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications...

 FirstNet YouTube Videos

Smart Response for Smart Cities
June 16, 2016 | FirstNet
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