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FirstNet, AT&T Set for State Plan `Kick-off’ Meeting with SPOCs

FirstNet Chief Customer Officer Rich Reed discusses State Plans at 2016 SPOC meeting; FirstNet to hold State Plan kickoff meeting with SPOCs this week.
June 5, 2017

Now into the third month of our public-private partnership, FirstNet and AT&T remain laser focused on a top priority:  the State Plans.  We moved forward on the plans soon after forming the partnership and are targeting the delivery via an online portal later this month – more than three months ahead of the schedule we put forth in the Request for Proposals (RFP).

FDIC Highlights Advances In Firefighter Training, Technology

The Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Indiana  took over most of the downtown area and was housed in both the Indiana Convention Center and the Lucas Oil Stadium. 2017 was the first time FirstNet officially attended, and it was an amazing opportunity to be part of one of the largest firefighter conferences of the year
June 1, 2017

Recently, FirstNet attended the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Indiana. The event was so large it took over most of the downtown area and was housed in both the Indiana Convention Center and the Lucas Oil Stadium. 2017 was the first time FirstNet officially attended, and it was an amazing opportunity to be part of one of the largest firefighter conferences of the year. Conference attendees were from all across the country and represented all levels of the fire community, from new recruits to chiefs.

FirstNet's Nationwide Network: A promising opportunity for community paramedicine programs

With the help of FirstNet, community paramedicine will allow EMTs to connect patients directly with their primary care providers using devices, such as a tablet, without a hospital visit.
May 30, 2017

Originally posted on EMS1.com, Apr 13, 2017

Awareness of FirstNet's interconnected broadband network for securing and improving public safety communication is increasing among EMS leaders

FirstNet: Connecting EMS To Improve On-Scene Triage, Care and Safety

FirstNet will dramatically improve incident triage and enable parallel processing by assisting on-scene responders to acquire and transmit critical information to doctors providing medical direction and other providers in incoming air and ground units in real time.
May 25, 2017

Originally posted on EMS World on May 24, 2017

FirstNet has developed this video presentation to help the EMS community prepare for the rollout of the nationwide public safety broadband network. FirstNet represents a revolution in the way EMS and other public safety entities will communicate with one another and how improved organizational interoperability will lead to more efficient and more appropriate patient care and health system navigation. 

PSAC Profile: National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA)

The National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA) is an association of EMS professionals whose mission is to promote effective leadership and management for all kinds of EMS systems throughout the country.
May 24, 2017

EMS professionals are some of our most important first responders and save lives on a daily basis by responding to a wide variety of medical emergencies. Whether they are resuscitating a heart attack victim on the scene or providing critical care for a drug overdose victim on the way to a hospital, EMS professionals often make the difference between life and death in medical emergencies. The FirstNet network will offer EMS professionals enhanced communications capabilities to help improve the quality and speed of care.

National EMS Week 2017: Always in Service

This week is the 43rd annual Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, which is a time to recognize EMS practitioners around the country for the lifesaving services they perform every day.
May 22, 2017

By Kevin McGinnis, MPS, Paramedic Chief (Ret.), FirstNet Board Member and Communications Technology Advisor, National Association of State EMS Officials, National Association of EMTs, National Association of EMS Physicians, National EMS Management Association, and National Association of  EMS Educators

This week is the 43rd annual Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, which is a time to recognize EMS practitioners around the country for the lifesaving services they perform every day.  It is also a time to reflect and honor those EMS workers who have died in the line of duty.  Events are taking place throughout the nation to highlight their achievements and honor their sacrifices. 

FirstNet: The Wait Is Almost Over

Body-worn cameras, dashboard cameras, and intelligent wearable devices connected to smartphones can improve public safety operations by communicating on-scene data to dispatch and real-time crime centers.
May 18, 2017

Rich Stanek, FirstNet Board Member & Hennepin County Sheriff

Article originally appeared in Sheriff & Deputy magazine, May/June 2017

Mobile devices have become a standard part of our daily and emergency operations, and we need to be able to transmit large amounts of data and rely on communications that don’t fail during emergencies.

Life-saving Preparation: How AT&T Plans for Hurricane Season

On display is the new Helicopter Flying COW (Cell on Wings). It has a 7.5-foot diameter rotor and 2 cellular antennas. In the future, our NDR team hopes that the Helicopter Flying COW will go into areas where a traditional Cell on Wheels can’t go: like areas with hurricane damage or flooding.
May 17, 2017

By Chris Sambar, Senior Vice President, AT&T – FirstNet

Hurricane season is fast approaching. And the National Weather Service says an average of 3 hurricanes hit the U.S. coastline every 2 years. The best way to stay safe? Be prepared.

We put that philosophy into practice multiple times a year with exercises that put our Network Disaster Recovery (NDR) team and assets to the test.

FirstNet Honors Law Enforcement During Police Week

National Police Week is the time we set aside every year to honor those who put their lives on the line each day to keep us safe.
May 15, 2017

By Mike Bostic, FirstNet Senior Law Enforcement Advisor

May 12 is the kickoff of a special week for law enforcement officers and their families. National Police Week is the time we set aside every year to honor those who put their lives on the line each day to keep us safe. We give special recognition during this week to those killed in the line of duty.

FirstNet’s Nationwide Network: Becoming a Reality for America’s First Responders

FirstNet Vice Chair Jeff Johnson at the Partnership Announcement on March 30, 2017
May 9, 2017

By Chief Jeff Johnson, FirstNet Vice Chair and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Western Fire Chiefs Association

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) was created at the urging of the fire service community to get technology into the hands of first responders through the buildout of a nationwide broadband network. The FirstNet Network will modernize first responders’ communications and deliver specialized features that are not available to them on commercial wireless networks today. It will improve situational awareness and keep emergency personnel safer with an improved communications capability.

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