Mike Worrell is the First Responder Network Authority Senior Public Safety Advisor for the Fire Service. Mike served 29 years with the Phoenix Fire Department, his last position being Technical Services Division Chief. He was also a member of the National Urban Search and Rescue Incident Support team, and a qualified Communications Unit Leader and Communications Technician instructor. Before he joined the fire department, Mike was an Electronics Technician in the Navy’s Submarine Service.
Mike enjoys explaining to first responder groups around the country how FirstNet provides voice and data communications and that enable them to exchange visual images and real-time video with other responders both before and during emergencies. He tells them that when they’re responding to catastrophic scenes in other jurisdictions, they’ll be better informed when they arrive, because FirstNet will provide all responders with better situational awareness. This allows for more informed decisions, making guesswork a thing of the past.
Mike is available to meet or talk with agencies who want to learn more about FirstNet and help the First Responder Network Authority shape the future of the FirstNet network and public safety communications.