FirstNet Blog

PSAC Profile: National Emergency Number Association (NENA)

NENA has worked to keep the crucial link between FirstNet and NG9-1-1.
April 13, 2017

Imagine a single communications network being used to dispatch EMS personnel, a medical helicopter, police officers, and fire personnel simultaneously from different jurisdictions, utilizing voice, video, and data. FirstNet is ready for this to become a reality.

‘Count Us In,’ Baltimore Fire Chief Says of FirstNet

Baltimore Fire Chief Niles Ford says the nationwide LTE broadband network that is being built to give priority access to public safety is a watershed moment for firefighters and other public safety personnel.
April 7, 2017

Baltimore Fire Chief Niles Ford says the nationwide LTE broadband network that is being built to give priority access to public safety is a watershed moment for firefighters and other public safety personnel.

FirstNet Tech Team Goes to 2017 Mobile World Congress

 MWC is the largest worldwide event of its kind and is invaluable for networking with industry, learning about innovations, and monitoring leading edge technology developments in the mobile wireless space.
April 6, 2017
MWC is the largest worldwide event of its kind and is invaluable for networking with industry, learning about innovations, and monitoring leading edge technology developments in the mobile wireless space.

FirstNet Receives Another “Clean” Audit Opinion

April 5, 2017

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) has received a “clean” audit opinion for its financial management practices for Fiscal Year 2016. This marks the fourth consecutive year that FirstNet has achieved a clean opinion.  FirstNet also has zero significant deficiencies (SD) related to this audit FirstNet successfully closed the only SD noted in prior years.

Thank you, Chief Harlin McEwen, and Best Wishes on your Retirement

Chief McEwen’s visionary leadership has left a legacy guaranteed to upholding our everlasting commitment to creating a network for public safety by public safety.
April 4, 2017

Chief McEwen’s visionary leadership has left a legacy guaranteed to upholding our everlasting commitment to creating a network for public safety by public safety.

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