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IACP Addresses the Health and Wellbeing of First Responders

public safety vehicle parked on street
June 16, 2014

Officer safety and wellness has always been a priority for the IACP. The Center for Officer Safety and Wellness was created in 2012 to centralize these efforts by promoting existing resources and encouraging a cultural shift within law enforcement agencies by emphasizing the values of safety, health, and wellness as they impact officer performance.

The American Red Cross: Using Mobile Technologies to Save Lives

Matt Goldfeder, Senior Director of Individual Preparedness at the Red Cross is pictured with screen images of the Wildfire app
June 13, 2014

By Natasha Marstiller, Public Affairs Specialist
The American Red Cross is known for providing shelter, food, and health services to help individuals, families, and entire communities during and after disasters and emergency situations. FirstNet had the opportunity to chat with Matt Goldfeder, Senior Director of Individual Preparedness at the Red Cross, about the organization’s mobile technology strategies.

Partner Profile: The Emergency Communications Preparedness Center

Emergency Communications Preparedness Center (ECPC) Members
June 12, 2014

Guest Blog Post By Amanda Hilliard, FirstNet Director of Outreach
Yesterday, members of the FirstNet team and I participated in a meeting of the interagency body that is helping us coordinate federal departments’ activities to support the nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN) – the Emergency Communications Preparedness Center (ECPC).

On the Road: Discussing Rural Broadband Deployment in New York State

Senator Betty Little; Greg Sayre, PSC; David Salway, NYS Broadband Office: Jessica Zufolo
June 11, 2014

Guest Blog Post by Jessica Zufolo, Director of Rural Infrastructure Deployment and Strategy
I recently had the opportunity to attend the New York State Broadband Summit hosted by Governor Cuomo and his broadband program leadership within the Empire State Development Corporation – the state’s economic development agency in charge of broadband grant funding and mapping.

Meet the FirstNet Team: Q&A with CAO Frank Freeman III

CAO Frank Freeman III in his office at the new FirstNet Headquarters in Reston, Va.
June 9, 2014

Frank Freeman III is the FirstNet Chief Administrative Officer who leads the full scope of mission support functions and serves as the principal senior executive responsible for long-term planning. In today's blog, he talks about FirstNet's new HQ in Reston, Va., and the technical center in Boulder, Colo.

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