Austin-Travis County EMS Talks Broadband Benefits, ‘Why They Serve’

May 17, 2016

FirstNet staff recently met with members of the Public Information and Community Relations & Injury Prevention team with Austin-Travis County EMS. Like their hometown of Austin, this EMS team is  known for its innovative use of technology.   

Not only does the team seek to provide outstanding medical care, but it has also earned two Emmys for public safety announcements (PSA), and a documentary film about the team is debuting at the Sundance Film Festival.

Early Builders Blog: Texas Sheriff's Department Uses Harris County Network

Brazos County Lieutenant Thomas Randall's office's involvement in the pilot grew out of a long-standing partnership with Harris County on their Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems.
May 13, 2015

The state of Texas entered into a Spectrum Manager Lease Agreement (SMLA) with FirstNet in August 2014 for the operation of an LTE public safety network utilizing the FirstNet licensed Band 14 frequencies. Since then, the State has worked with Harris County, Texas (Harris County) to increase awareness about the network throughout the public safety community in the Lone Star State.

On the Road: Texas Emergency Management Conference

2014 Texas Emergency Management & Homeland Security Conference
May 15, 2014

Guest Blog Post by Rich Reed, FirstNet Director of State Plans
Today will close out a productive four days at the 2014 Texas Emergency Management Conference held in San Antonio, TX. It was great to hear from the hundreds of local and state first responders, emergency managers, and decision makers in attendance about their priorities, challenges, and accomplishments.

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