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Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC)
FirstNet established the PSAC consisting of members representing all disciplines of public safety to assist FirstNet in carrying out its duties and responsibilities. Learn more.

 Current Events
Date Event
Jan. 13 FirstNet Issues RFP
Aug. 22 NASTD Annual Conference and Technology Showcase
Aug. 23-26 National EMS Safety Summit
Aug. 23 Virginia RPAC-I Region 5: Tidewater
Aug. 25 Montana QPP CTT
Aug. 25 New Mexico Pueblo Tribal Police Chiefs Meeting
Aug. 30-317 FirstNet Federal Southwest Border Forum
Aug. 31 Nlets 2016 Implementers Workshop
 Board Meetings
Date Location
Mar. 16 Reston, VA
Jun. 29-30 Chicago, IL
Aug. 26 Teleconference
Dec. 13-14 Sacramento, CA

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(Please note: Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa are not to scale.)

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 Recent Blogs
Blog Series: 10 Ways FirstNet will Help Public Safety Save Lives and Secure Communities
Blog Series: 10 Ways FirstNet will Help Public Safety Save Lives and Secure Communities
July 14, 2016 | By FirstNet
Across the country, millions of law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics and other public safety personnel bravely serve their communities every day. They answer the call when emergencies strike and risk their lives to secure and protect others. In this blog series, find out 10 ways FirstNet will help public safety do their jobs safely and effectively.

FirstNet Director of Consultation Dave Buchanan talks State plans at the APCO International Conference on August 16, 20016
#APCO2016 Highlights Strong Commitment to Public Safety Mission
August 25, 2016 | By Dave Buchanan, FirstNet Director of Consultation
Each summer, APCO International’s annual conference brings together thousands of public safety professionals from across the nation, all levels of government, and even from other countries to exchange information and share ideas on communications...
Delivering Actionable Data Via Innovative Apps, Devices
Delivering Actionable Data Via Innovative Apps, Devices
August 17, 2016 | By FirstNet
FirstNet is developing a nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN) that will deliver applications, devices, and services that are tailored to the needs of its users: the public safety community. It will be a resilient, reliable network, enabling everything from smartphones to laptops, tablets...
Meet the SME’s – Senior Law Enforcement Advisor Mike Bostic
Meet the SME’s – Senior Law Enforcement Advisor Mike Bostic
August 10, 2016 | By FirstNet
FirstNet is pleased to have Mike Bostic on board as our new senior law enforcement advisor. Chief Bostic has been an advocate for FirstNet’s vision since even before there was a FirstNet. He spent 34 years in the Los Angeles Police Department before starting a second career in...
A Day in the Life: Stories of Broadband Saving Lives and Protecting Communities

 Recent Press Release
FirstNet Board Approves Budget Ahead of Pivotal Year; Sets Stage for Network Partnership, Implementation
FirstNet Board Approves Budget Ahead of Pivotal Year; Sets Stage for Network Partnership, Implementation
August 26, 2016 | By April Ward
(RESTON) – The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Board today approved a budget package to support landmark developments slated for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17), including the evolution of FirstNet’s public-private partnership and the implementation of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (“Network”).

FirstNet Announces Eight Grant Awards for Public Safety Entities Relocating from Band 14 Spectrum
August 18, 2016 | By April Ward
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) today announced the funding of eight awards for its Band 14 Incumbent Spectrum Relocation Grant Program...

 FirstNet YouTube Videos

FirstNet State Plans in 100 Seconds
August 16, 2016 | FirstNet
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