Honoring National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week 2018

This week marks the annual National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (NPSTW).  Held every year during the second week of April, NPSTW is a time to recognize telecommunications personnel in the public safety community for their service and commitment to the profession.

The First Responder Network Authority extends its appreciation to the dispatchers, telecommunicators, police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and other public safety personnel for the important work they do every day to keep their communities safe and secure.  On this page, learn more about how FirstNet’s innovative technology, devices and applications will help public safety professionals save lives and protect their communities.

  • Central Arkansas EMS
    and FirstNet

  • FirstNet and
    Next Generation 911

  • Dedicated Broadband Plays Key
    Role in Emergency Management


Along with the information provided below, please be sure to check the NPSTW website for ideas, information, and other useful resources to help mark this important week.

Factsheet: FirstNet and Next Generation 9-1-1

Meet the SME’s – FirstNet Senior 9-1-1 Advisor Bill Hinkle

FirstNet’s 9-1-1 Newsletters

Learn more about the National 9-1-1 Program (911.gov)

PSAC Profile – National Emergency Number Association (NENA)

PSAC Profile: Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO)

“Telecommunicator Week provides an opportunity to recognize the men and women who staff our 9-1-1 centers across the Nation. It highlights a profession that demands unique professional skills and personal attributes of people willing to make sacrifices like working weekends, shifts, and holidays, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. It is my hope that NPSTW helps to instill a sense of pride and personal satisfaction in telecommunications, knowing that their essential, and often heroic work, is being recognized and not forgotten.”

William Hinkle<br />
Senior 9-1-1 Advisor<br />
First Responder Network Authority

William Hinkle
Senior 9-1-1 Advisor
First Responder Network Authority

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