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Sep. 26-28 California Fire Chiefs Annual Conference
Sep. 27 VaPSBN/FirstNet Region V Conference
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Mar. 28 Teleconference
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Recap: FirstNet Board Recognizes Progress of Partnership
September is National Preparedness Month
September 6, 2017 I By FirstNet
During September, national, regional, and local governments, as well as private and public organziations, will support emergency preparedness efforts. They will encourage Americans to prepare their families, neighborhoods, workplaces and schools to recognize emergency signals, evacuation routes, and shelter locations in their community.

PSAC Association Profile: Major County Sheriffs of America
PSAC Association Profile: Major County Sheriffs of America
September 22, 2017 | By FirstNet
MCSA is the voice of elected sheriffs from counties or parishes with a population of 500,000 or more – representing over 100 million Americans....
Consultation with States, Territories Ramps Up with Focus on State Plan Reviews
Advancing UAS Technologies in all Public Safety Disciplines
August 22, 2017 | By Mike Worrell, FirstNet Senior Fire Services Advisor
With the introduction of UAS devices for public safety use, first responders gain access to aerial views of the incident...
PSAC Summer Meeting Recap
PSAC Profile: Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International
August 29, 2017 | By FirstNet
APCO International helps to keep communications practices consistent with emerging technologies and trends...
Texas Opts In To FirstNet Network
Texas Opts In To FirstNet Network
Sept. 19, 2017 | By Chrissie Coon
Reston Va - Today, Governor Abbott announces his decision to partner with FirstNet and AT&T* to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community. The FirstNet Network will provide Texas with modernized devices, apps and tools for first responders.

FirstNet Board OKs FY18 Budget for Network Innovation, Deployment
Sept. 14, 2017 | By Chrissie Coon
Boulder, CO – The Board approves a $73.5 million budget for continued focus on Network deployment, operation, and oversight, as well as public safety outreach and innovation.

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