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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
Dec. 1-2 California Police Chiefs Association Conference
Dec. 3-8 All-Hazards Incident Management Teams Association (AHIMTA) Conference
Dec. 8 California Broadband Council / CalFRN Tribal Working Group Meeting
Dec. 8 National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Capitol Forum
Dec. 13-15 AAMS Air Medical Transport Conference
 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
October 13, 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.

An Update on the Network Procurement
An Update on the Network Procurement
October 27, 2016 | By Mike Poth, FirstNet CEO
With November approaching, I wanted to update the public safety community on where we are in the process for awarding a contract for the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (“Network”). While FirstNet is not able to discuss procurement specifics, I am pleased to report that we have made significant progress in the evaluation process...
Hualapai Public Safety Meet Old and New Challenges Through Technology
Hualapai Public Safety Meet Old and New Challenges Through Technology
November 3, 2016 | By Lesia Dickson, FirstNet Region 6 Lead
How can a place be remote and virtually unpopulated, yet constantly full of thousands of people and teeming with activity? It certainly seems impossible, but that is exactly the situation at Grand Canyon West (GCW), home of the Hualapai indigenous...
IACP in Review: Law Enforcement Anticipation Builds for FirstNet Network
IACP in Review: Law Enforcement Anticipation Builds for FirstNet Network
October 26, 2016 | FirstNet Senior Law Enforcement Advisor
During my first few months as FirstNet’s Senior Law Enforcement Advisor, I have seen a renewed commitment to and excitement about the possibilities and promise of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN)...
A Day in the Life: Stories of Broadband Saving Lives and Protecting Communities

 Recent Press Release
FirstNet Marks Major Milestone with Opening of Test Lab
FirstNet Marks Major Milestone with Opening of Test Lab
November 9, 2016 | By April Ward
November 9, 2016 (BOULDER, Colo.) The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) today announced the opening of the FirstNet Innovation and Test Lab at its technical headquarters in Boulder, Colo. FirstNet’s state-of-the-art lab will be a “plug and play” environment in which FirstNet and its future private industry partner will test public safety features, devices, and apps before they are deployed on the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (“Network”).

FirstNet Board Approves Budget Ahead of Pivotal Year; Sets Stage for Network Partnership, Implementation
August 26, 2016 | By April Ward
(RESTON) – The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Board today approved a budget package to support landmark developments slated for Fiscal Year 2017...

 FirstNet Videos

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