Episode 69: FirstNet goes to school: Keeping Maryland students safe with public safety broadband
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The FirstNet Authority’s virtual reality test center provides hands-on public safety training for first responders
First responders are using FirstNet Authority’s virtual reality test center to set-up and engage in immersive emergency response training. This cost-efficient training simulation enables public safety officials to cultivate their skillset in a non-hazardous environment.
The FirstNet Authority’s virtual and augmented reality test center facilitates public safety training, research and development
The FirstNet Authority’s Public Safety Immersive Test Center uses augmented and virtual reality to test equipment in simulated experiences and to develop methodologies for real world emergencies. The test center is used by multiple public safety agencies to train and educate first responders.
FirstNet supports communications after flooding in Kentucky
FirstNet is supporting public safety officials by providing coverage with deployable communication assets as they respond to flooding across eastern Kentucky. These resources include a SatCOLT, communication vehicles, compact rapid deployables, as well as in-building solutions.
Hopkins County, Kentucky integrates FirstNet communication devices onto school buses
School buses in Hopkins County, Kentucky turned to FirstNet to replace their CB radios with an upgraded communication system. The updated system, which includes a mounted tablet-like device, enhances student safety by providing bus drivers with an extended communication range, access to Google Maps, and a real-time tracking system.
Location-based routing feature assists 911 centers in New Mexico with dispatching help
AT&T, in collaboration with Intrado, introduced a location-based routing feature in New Mexico that enables 911 dispatch centers to pinpoint the exact location where a 911 emergency call was placed. This service works by utilizing the GPS of the phone that made the call and connecting it with the closest 911 dispatch center so that public safety officials can identify the incident location swiftly and precisely.
Public Safety Broadband Technology Association’s first FirstNet conference
With over 200 hundred attendees, the Public Safety Broadband Technology Association’s Vision conference in Las Vegas, Nevada provided first responders with the opportunity to see how FirstNet could be leveraged to streamline their responsibilities. The conference also included hands-on training for public safety officials, key speakers, and demonstrations of FirstNet equipment and capabilities.