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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. 17-21 Fire Rescue East
Jan. 19-20 California League of Cities
Jan. 19 Nebraska Governance Board Meeting
Jan. 23-26 Associated Tribes of Northwest Indians Winter Conference
Jan. 23 Northern California Tribal Chairmen's Association (NCTCA)
Jan. 24 National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) January Teleconference
 2017 Board Meetings
Date Location
Mar. 14-15 Reston, VA
Jun. 28-29 TBD
Sept. 13-14 TBD
Dec. 6-7 TBD

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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
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.

FirstNet Works to Foster Innovation in Public Safety Apps
FirstNet Works to Foster Innovation in Public Safety Apps
January 9, 2017 | By Jeff Posner, FirstNet Senior Applications Architect
If you know FirstNet, then you know we are focused on putting broadband technology into the hands of public safety personnel nationwide. What you may not know is that FirstNet also is leading the way on a host of public safety-focused technologies, not the least of....
 PSCR’s Innovation Accelerator Program Announces $30 million Grant Program to ‘Pull the Future Forward’ for Public Safety
PSCR’s Innovation Accelerator Program Announces $30 million Grant Program to ‘Pull the Future Forward’ for Public Safety
December 22, 2016 | By Jeff Bratcher, FirstNet CTO
The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research Division (PSCR) has announced a $30 million grant funding opportunity to accelerate research, development, production, and testing of key broadband technologies and capabilities for first responders....
Fall SPOC Meeting Helps with Prep for State Plans, Governor’s Decision
Fall SPOC Meeting Helps with Prep for State Plans, Governor’s Decision
December 5, 2016 | By Richard Reed, Chief Customer Officer (CCO)
The Fall 2016 State and Territory Single Point of Contact (SPOC) Meeting brought together nearly 200 attendees from 50+ states and territories in an entirely new way, dedicating space and time for conversations and consultation...
A Day in the Life: Stories of Broadband Saving Lives and Protecting Communities

 Recent Press Release
FirstNet Outlines Operational Readiness, First 100-Days for Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network
FirstNet Outlines Operational Readiness, First 100-Days for Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network
December 14, 2016 | By April Ward
(Sacramento):The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) today outlined its readiness for a public-private partnership to deploy the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (Network), including a plan to ensure progress on key Network components in the first 100 days of the partnership. Meeting today in Sacramento, California, the FirstNet Board and executive team discussed major steps in the evolution of FirstNet as an operational entity. The Board also addressed how FirstNet will meet the objectives for initial deployment of the Network. Specifically, FirstNet leadership focused on...

FirstNet Marks Major Milestone with Opening of Test Lab
November 9, 2016 | By April Ward
(BOULDER, Colo.) The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) today announced the opening of the FirstNet Innovation and Test Lab at its technical headquarters...

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