Emergency managers monitor computers during Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Parade; large screen projects live camera streams in emergency operations center in Kansas City, Missouri.

Four Ways Emergency Managers Are Using FirstNet

Emergency Management professionals across the country are using FirstNet for many aspects of emergency planning and response, including in emergency operation centers, for incident management teams, in exercises and drills, and with deployables.

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Integrating FirstNet deployables during a cybersecurity attack

At the 2020 Winter Institute Workshop and Exercise, hosted by the Texas A&M University’s Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center, public safety officials practiced integrating new technologies, including a FirstNet deployable, into disaster operations during a simulated cyberattack.

Three 9-1-1 call takers sit at dispatching consoles in a large 9-1-1 call center.

FirstNet Answers the Call for Tactical Dispatchers in Ohio

The Hamilton County Communications Center in Ohio is responsible for dispatch services for public safety agencies across the county. Access to FirstNet’s robust and reliable platform is helping tactical dispatchers at the center.

During a large-scale incident at an airport, first responders are attending crash victims on runway.

No turbulence for FirstNet at Rhode Island airport exercise and drill

First responders tested the FirstNet network during a routine emergency management exercise at TF Green International Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island. Despite being a significant distance apart, first responders stayed connected and were able to exchange information in real-time, making sure crash victims were tended to swiftly and properly.

A car crushed by a fallen tree surrounded by branches and tree trunks; a Beavercreek Township fire truck leaves the fire station.

Disaster Recovery and Damage Assessment with FirstNet in Southern Ohio

On Memorial Day 2019, nearly 55 tornadoes touched down in eight states across the country. Ohio saw some of the worst damage, including an EF3 tornado that tore through Beavercreek Township. The Beavercreek Township Fire Department used FirstNet to assist with damage assessment efforts.