Headshot of Dave Buchanan, Public Safety Advocacy Director, and a FirstNet enabled device on top of a firefighter uniform


In this inaugural episode, host Dave Buchanan dives into the critical role first responders have played in shaping the FirstNet network. Tune in as Dave discusses how the public safety community will continue to impact the network in the years to come.


Episode 1| Be a Partner of the Future
Dave Buchanan, FirstNet Authority Executive Director of Public Safety Advocacy

Narrator: You’re listening to Public Safety First, a podcast to help you learn about the First Responder Network Authority and how you can be a part of the future of public safety technology.

And now, your host Dave Buchanan.

Dave Buchanan: Hello, and welcome to First Responder Network Authority’s Public Safety First podcast. FirstNet is America’s first nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety. I'm Dave Buchanan, Director of Public Safety Advocacy, a team built to collaborate with first responders across the nation. Public safety fought for this network, and our team partnered with you to deploy this network to meet your needs.

Those of you who know us know that partnering with public safety is a hallmark of the way we do business. We use these important engagements to improve and enhance the network. We want to use this new podcast to connect with even more first responders, grow our community, and bring these valuable conversations directly to you. In the future, we will take this podcast into the field to interview you—police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and other first responders—to share your experiences and best practices with our community.

We will continue to work with you to transform the future of public safety communications so you have the coverage, capacity, applications, devices, and security to truly bring public safety communications into the 21st century.

Narrator: Thanks for listening today! We’re excited to have you join our podcast community. Join us for the next episode when Dave gets into what it means to advocate for the future of public safety technology. And make sure to subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud, and YouTube.

You can learn more about the First Responder Network Authority at FirstNet.gov, and learn about FirstNet products and services at FirstNet.com.



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