At the Public Safety Roadmap Summit, FirstNet Authority staff met with nearly 100 stakeholders from across the nation to collect their feedback to inform a Roadmap for the network.
The FirstNet Authority joined the Iowa Statewide Interoperable Communications System Board for a Region VII User Forum in Altoona, Iowa. Public safety agencies from the region gathered to learn more about the latest FirstNet developments and key initiatives underway across Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri.
First responders serving the Red Cliff Reservation will soon be getting a major boost in their access to broadband communications with the addition of a new, purpose-built cell site. The new Infrastructure will improve connectivity for Tribal first responders and expand rural broadband access for the tribal community.
The FirstNet Authority PSA team held a Roadmap Engagement with the City and County of Honolulu to solicit feedback from the island’s public safety community about their localized emergency communications needs.
FirstNet continues to gain rapid momentum with 600,000+ device connections being used by more than 7,250 public safety agencies.
At the Texas A&M University Internet 2 Technology Evaluation Center’s Winter Institute Workshop and Exercise, first responders trained on how to respond during an earthquake. The exercise used FirstNet to demonstrate how the network could enhance operational communications during a natural disaster.
During the month of May, the FirstNet Authority is recognizing and celebrating first responders for the critical, lifesaving work they perform year-round.
Hattiesburg, Mississippi’s AAA Ambulance Service subscribed to FirstNet to help connect its 24-hour emergency and non-emergency medical transport service. FirstNet is helping the ambulance service to seamlessly communicate as they serve the 1.2 million residents living across 16 counties in southern Mississippi.
The First Responder Network Authority unveiled new initiatives to shape the future of public safety’s network and advance a dedicated FirstNet experience that will transform public safety operations to help save lives and protect communities.
Every February, 30,000 skiers and spectators descend on northwestern Wisconsin to take part in the largest cross-country race in North America, the American Birkebeiner. The more than 30-mile race from Cable to Hayward, known as the “Birkie,” tests the endurance of skiers. It also creates a huge emergency communications challenge for first responders.