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The FirstNet Network: Prepared, aware, and ready for hurricane season

When hurricanes strike, the main and immediate focus for first responders is rescuing and responding to those in need of aid. Last season, public safety officials relied on FirstNet to sustain and restore emergency communications for many hard-hit communities. FirstNet is critical to our nation’s first responders who battle storms day in and day out – and to those who have placed their confidence into the network’s communications capabilities to keep our communities safe

New FirstNet Cell Site Launches in Togo to Support First Responders in Northern Minnesota

Northern Minnesota’s first responders are getting a major boost in their wireless communications thanks to the new purpose-built FirstNet cell site launched in Togo near George Washington State Forest in Itasca County.

The FirstNet Network Continues to Expand Across the State of New York to Advance Public Safety Communications

New York’s first responders are getting a major boost in their wireless communications thanks to the new purpose-built FirstNet cell sites launched across the state, including Saratoga, Tioga, Clinton, Essex, Schoharie and Washington Counties.

Episode 61: From Public Safety to Public Works, FirstNet Aids Casper, Wyoming

The Casper Police Department in Wyoming was one of the first agencies to use the FirstNet network in August 2017 when the city’s population was expected to nearly double during a solar eclipse. Four years later, FirstNet is providing Casper police officers with coverage across the city, dedicated applications to enhance operations, and connectivity to other city agencies during everyday incidents and major emergencies.  

New FirstNet Cell Site Launches in Wayne County to Support Public Safety; Congressman Butterfield and First Responder Network Authority Join Unveiling

North Carolina’s first responders are getting a major boost in their wireless communications thanks to the new purpose-built FirstNet cell sites launched in Wayne County.

FirstNet Network Expands in Camden and Salem Counties

New Jersey’s first responders are getting a major boost in their wireless communications thanks to the new purpose-built FirstNet cell sites launched in Camden and Salem Counties.

New FirstNet Cell Sites Launch in Tioga County to Support Public Safety, Economic Development

First responders in Tioga County are getting another major boost in their wireless communications thanks to the FirstNet network expansion currently underway by AT&T.

The impact of FirstNet on tribal communities in a post 9/11 world

First responders’ inability to communicate after the 9/11 attacks underscored significant public safety communication shortfalls nationwide – including on tribal lands. The FirstNet Authority is working to bring FirstNet’s unique capabilities to tribal communities that are historically prone to communication challenges.

FirstNet Brings Iowa County Responders Enhanced Coverage, Expanded Capabilities

Law enforcement and emergency management agencies in Iowa County, Wisconsin, joined FirstNet, giving responders access to reliable, dedicated connectivity across the rural county.

Celebrating our Nation’s First Responders

First responders bravely and selflessly protect and serve our communities every day. On National First Responders Day, we take time to celebrate and honor their dedication. The FirstNet Authority is proud to serve the men and women of public safety with innovative solutions that can make their jobs easier, more efficient, and safer.