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September is National Preparedness Month

September 6, 2017

September is National Preparedness Month. Ready.gov is encouraging everyone to plan how they would stay safe and communicate during disasters. FirstNet, the nationwide public safety broadband network, is here to support first responders as they help their communities prepare for the unexpected.

ACEP Frontline Podcast features FirstNet, Highlights Network's Ability to Help Improve Patient Care

With FirstNet’s advanced broadband capabilities, treating physicians receive more and better organized information that allows for improved clinical and operational decisions.
September 6, 2017

In August 2017, McGinnis and Williams participated in an in-depth conversation with Dr. Stanton, a Board-certified emergency room physician in Lexington, Kentucky to discuss topics related to FirstNet, including the capabilities and benefits of the network to emergency medicine and patient care in rural America.

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

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August 29, 2017

When most people think of public safety, their minds naturally jump to firefighting, law enforcement and emergency medical services (EMS). It’s true that these disciplines account for a great deal of first responders, but what about those who answer our emergency calls for help  at Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) and other emergency communications call centers?

Advancing UAS Technologies in all Public Safety Disciplines

With the introduction of UAS devices for public safety use, first responders gain access to aerial views of the incident, as well as the ability to send real-time pictures and data to different locations.
August 23, 2017

Mike Worrell, FirstNet Senior Fire Services Advisor

Article originally appeared in FIRE CHIEF Magazine, August 22, 2017

A long-time FirstNet supporter, Charlottesville Fire Chief Emeritus Charles Werner has been a strong advocate for UAS technology as an additional tool for all public safety disciplines. During his 42 years of service, Werner learned first-hand about the importance of communication and the value of new technologies when responding to major emergencies. With the introduction of UAS devices for public safety use, first responders gain access to aerial views of the incident, as well as the ability to send real-time pictures and data to different locations.

Read the Full Story: Advancing UAS technologies in all public safety disciplines,

FirstNet Heads to the Mile High City for #APCO2017

APCO 2017 takes place August 13-16 in Denver, CO
August 11, 2017

Next week, the FirstNet Team will travel to Denver, Colorado to present and exhibit at APCO International’s 2017 Annual Conference. The conference includes attendees from all aspects of public safety communications and is a great opportunity to continue our dialogue with this community on the public safety broadband network.

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