An illuminated, large aerostat, or blimp, with the FirstNet Built with AT&T logo is being prepared to take flight at night in an open field.

Live Event: Looking Back - The Ultimate Stress Test for FirstNet

The past year has been challenging for first responders and healthcare workers. America’s first responders battled severe wildfires, the COVID-19 pandemic and one of the most active hurricane seasons on record in 2020. They are now on the frontlines of our nationwide vaccination efforts. It’s also been the ultimate stress test for FirstNet.

On Monday, April 26 at 3pm to 4:15pm ET, we invite you to join the AT&T Policy Forum for a live discussion on how FirstNet has supported public safety operations over the past year. Click to Register.

“We thank our nation’s public safety personnel and frontline healthcare workers for the amazing sacrifices they have made over the past year and continue to make,” said Ed Parkinson, CEO, First Responder Network Authority. “We are proud to support them in their mission. This forum will give us the opportunity to talk about how public safety is using FirstNet, their network, to connect front line responders, support test facilities and field hospitals, and enable vaccination sites, among other efforts around the country.”

Ed Parkinson will lead a conversation with Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH), Ranking Member of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. A panel discussion will follow, featuring public safety leaders:

  • Jason Porter, President, Public Sector and FirstNet, AT&T (moderator)
  • Christopher Becenti, Executive Director, Navajo Nation Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, Window Rock, AZ
  • Renee M. Gordon, Director, Department of Emergency and Customer Communications, City of Alexandria, VA
  • Chief Dwight Henninger, City of Vail, CO Police Department
  • Chief Tommy Smith, Retired Fire Chief, Redmond, WA

To learn more about FirstNet’s support for America’s first responders over the past year, read the latest blog by Jason Porter on     

Learn more about how FirstNet is transforming public safety communications — contact your local FirstNet Authority Public Safety Advisor and sign up for our discipline newsletters. Follow us on TwitterFacebookInstagram, and LinkedIn for the latest FirstNet Authority updates.

For information on FirstNet products and services or to access your subscriber account, visit     

Share this post