Nine police officers salute with the capitol building behind them during National Police Week 2017 in Washington DC.

Honoring First Responders in May

America’s first responders are on the front lines working to save lives and protect communities across the nation. During the month of May, there are a number of opportunities to recognize the hard work and life-saving sacrifices of fire service, law enforcement and emergency medical services personnel.

Tech Talk: Chennai, India 3GPP Plenary Meetings Recap

Tech Talk: Chennai, India 3GPP Plenary Meetings Recap

In the FirstNet Authority’s ongoing effort to keep you informed regarding standards development activities impacting public safety, and following our recent update on the December plenary meetings in Portugal, this blog discusses the latest developments from the 3GPP plenary meetings held in Chennai, India from March 19-23, 2018. The March quarterly meetings addressed standards in several areas relevant to the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) during three separate plenary group meetings.

A large crowd works at FirstNet's first public safety hack-a-thon in San Francisco March 23-24, 2018.

Applications and Mobile Data to Improve Operations and Emergency Responder Safety

A number of public safety agencies are adopting FirstNet and gaining capabilities they have never had before. These FirstNet trailblazers are exploring the benefits of smart devices powered by a dedicated, high-speed wireless broadband connection. Capturing and sharing real-time data, live streaming, and incident mapping are just a few FirstNet-powered capabilities they’re incorporating into emergency response.

Four images: A firefighter in safety gear looks down at a smartphone, a firefighter riding in a helicopter speaks into a headset and looks at a tablet displaying information, a police officer looks down at a smart phone, an officer in the snow points with his right hand while holding a smart phone in his left

Devices are Ready for Public Safety’s Use on FirstNet

This is an exciting time for FirstNet. In the last month, the First Responder Network Authority-AT&T partnership has reached major milestones in deploying the network for first responders, including the launch of the nationwide buildout of public safety’s spectrum – Band 14 – and the delivery of the FirstNet Core.

FirstNet at IWCE 2018

The First Responder Network Authority looks forward to participating in the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) 2018 from March 5-9. At this year’s event in Orlando, Florida, leadership from the First Responder Network Authority will discuss progress in the deployment of FirstNet, as well as the latest on FirstNet programs to drive innovation for first responders and transform the future of public safety communications.