Ed Parkinson of FirstNet and LouAnn Woodward of UMMC sit infront of the MOU they have just signed, behind them are standing over a dozen representatives from their organizations

FirstNet Authority, UMMC to Innovate for Rural Response

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) and University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) today signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on innovation for emergency medical care and response as well as mobile broadband for rural first responders in Mississippi and nationwide.


Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger cuts a red ribbon as FirstNet Authority Acting CEO Ed Parkinson looks on in front of an AT&T SatColt

New FirstNet Cell Site Launches in Baltimore Area to Support Public Safety

Public safety communications in Baltimore County got a critical upgrade with the launch of a new, purpose-built cell site. The site – located on Hazelwood Avenue – is part of Maryland’s FirstNet build, which is bringing increased coverage and capacity to first responders across the state.








On left, headshot of Sheriff Richard Stanek in uniform, on right, a hand holds a FirstNet device with an app on it

Sheriff Richard Stanek Named Vice Chair of FirstNet Board

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) announced today that Chair Edward Horowitz has named Sheriff Richard W. Stanek to be Vice Chair of the Board, effective immediately. Appointed to the FirstNet Board in 2014, Sheriff Stanek has served on the Board’s Public Safety Advocacy Committee, where he has helped strengthen relationships with the Nation’s law enforcement community


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