At a recent public safety broadband forum, first responders, public administrators, and IT support personnel from the State of Arizona gathered to discuss FirstNet, its impact on public safety broadband needs, and the FirstNet Authority Roadmap.
February 16, 1968 was a momentous day for public safety — it marked the first time a 9-1-1 call was ever made. In the five decades since, emergency communication centers and their dedicated teams of telecommunicators have become the first touchpoint for emergency response.
The aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City highlighted the critical need for dependable communications among first responders during emergencies and disasters.
As part of our Roadmap Engagements, the First Responder Network Authority’s (FirstNet Authority) Public Safety Advocacy (PSA) team was pleased to recently hold a Mission Critical Services Workshop in Fairfax County, VA.
Just one year into FirstNet’s five-year buildout, the network has seen an increase in LTE coverage by more than 50,000 square miles.
The latest stop along our public safety roadmap led the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) to Atlanta, Ga., last week for a regional forum with the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF).
Hattiesburg, Mississippi’s AAA Ambulance Service subscribed to FirstNet to help connect its 24-hour emergency and non-emergency medical transport service.
Public safety thought leaders join FirstNet Authority, TEEX PDC for one of the first FirstNet Authority Roadmap engagements. The First Responder Network Authority’s (FirstNet Authority) mission is to be a catalyst for advancing the nationwide public safety broadband network.
This blog is reposted with the permission of the Wisconsin Office of Emergency Communications. The original blog was published on March 5, 2019.
Every February, 30,000 skiers and spectators descend on northwestern Wisconsin to take part in the largest cross-country race in North America, the American Birkebeiner.
When it comes to emergency communications in the National Capital Region, Dave Mulholland has seen it all. Originally a member of the U.S. Park Police, Mulholland later