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Data and Technology are Key Weapons when Fighting Wildland Fires

September 22, 2016

San Diego County, where Barona is located, sees wildfires regularly – in urban and remote areas, as well as on tribal reservations. Mobile data computers provide the vital, real-time information firefighters need, such as where to dispatch, wind conditions, humidity, structure locations, road conditions and availability of water supply.

Ensuring Coordinated Responses to Man Made and Natural Disasters

September 20, 2016

This blog is the latest in a series on 10 ways FirstNet will help public safety save lives and secure communities. FirstNet is developing the first nationwide public safety broadband network to provide first responders the advanced technologies they need to save lives and keep their communities safe.

FirstNet’s PSAC Adds Two Federal Members to its Ranks

The Content Corner: Using Social Media to Promote, Enhance Preparedness for the Public We Serve

September 16, 2016

The following is a repost from DigitalGov’s Content Corner

September is National Preparedness Month. FEMA’s Ready.gov is encouraging everyone to plan how they would stay safe and communicate during disasters that can affect their communities. Additionally, Ready.gov is encouraging full participation in America’s PrepareAthon! and the national day of action, National PrepareAthon! Day, which culminates National Preparedness Month on September 30.

FirstNet to provide reliability and security when disaster strikes

September 15, 2016

Across America, first responders in every state face the challenge of preparing for and responding to natural disasters – from floods to wildfires, blizzards, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and more. Having reliable communications is an integral component of any plan or response effort.

National Preparedness Month 2016

September 14, 2016

September is National Preparedness Month. FEMA's Ready.gov is encouraging everyone to plan how they would stay safe and communicate during disasters that can affect their community.

FirstNet is developing the first nationwide public safety broadband network to provide first responders the advanced communication and collaboration technologies they need to help them do their jobs safely and effectively.

Learn more about National Preparedness Month and how FirstNet will help first responders prepare for and respond to emergencies: Follow #NatlPrep on Twitter

Focusing Federal Consultation Along the Southwest Border

September 13, 2016

By Chris Algiere, FirstNet Federal Consultation Lead   

The FirstNet Federal Border Forum (“Forum”) held in late August in Phoenix was an important next step in our efforts to consult with federal practitioners regarding the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (“Network”).  Our goal for the two-day event was two-fold:  to enhance our understanding of operations and technologies used by public safety practitioners that work in that region.  Likewise, the FirstNet team worked to provide participants with the most up-to-date and actionable information about the Network, including examples for how a future with public safety broadband can enhance their day-to-day and emergency operations. 

Rick Bartee On The Benefits of Data for Search and Rescue

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Vlog: A Broadband Network Will Enable Public Safety to Work “Unthrottled”

September 8, 2016

The week before Patriot Day, our nation's annual remembrance of the 9/11 attacks, first responders share their remembrances and vision for the future of public safety communications in this video series. Yesterday, we heard from Mike Worrell, Senior Fire Advisor, FirstNet, who outlined the communication issues he faced as a first responder on 9/11 at the World Trade Center.

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