The Green Bay Police Department is the main law enforcement agency for the Green Bay Packers football games. Even during big plays when network congestion is the highest, FirstNet gives them faster speeds, better data exchanges, and clearer calls. FirstNet has also made a difference for Green Bay police outside the stadium, like when they tracked a fleeing shooting suspect.
The Iowa Statewide Interoperable Communications System (ISICS) Board, led by Board Chair Tom Lampe, was formed in 2007 to create and manage the statewide land mobile radio system known as ISICS. Coupled with the buildout of FirstNet, ISICS has given first responders across Iowa’s 99 counties access to reliable, redundant communications. The LMR and LTE systems have played critical roles in day-to-day response as well as major incidents, including the 2020 derecho storms and a recent missing children’s case.
Carroll County Public Schools in Maryland are utilizing BusPatrol to ensure the safety of their students. The program, which utilizes FirstNet’s dedicated public safety network, helps to deter illegal passing of stopped school buses.
Emergency operations centers are working hard, facing an above-average Atlantic hurricane season. Public safety officials are turning to technology to monitor storms and communicate. And FirstNet is providing the coverage and capacity first responders need when responding in the aftermath of major storms.