Lives depend on first responders’ ability to communicate in disaster and emergency. That is why FirstNet was created – to develop a wireless, mobile network to modernize public safety communications and keep first responders connected when it counts the most.
The idea for FirstNet originated with and for the public safety community in light of the findings and recommendations of The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9-11 Commission). The public safety community came together to advocate for a dedicated, public safety network.
In this video, learn about how FirstNet will answer public safety’s needs by putting advanced communications technology, apps and devices into the hands of first responders -- helping them save lives and protect communities across our nation. Hear from public safety leaders, including Tualatin Valley (Oregon) Fire and Rescue Chief Mike Duyck, who anticipate that with FirstNet, “public safety can do its work unthrottled.”
To hear more please view the following video: