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SPOC Spotlight: Massachusetts Conducts Regional Outreach Sessions

Michael Saltzman, Project Director for the Massachusetts Public Safety Broadband Office, speaks to a crowd of approximately 50 first responders from the Metro-Boston Homeland Security Region at Bentley University on April 14
May 14, 2014

Throughout March and April, Massachusetts held a series of FirstNet information and outreach sessions in five locations statewide. The sessions were facilitated by the Massachusetts Public Safety Broadband Office (PSBO), a new office that was established to collaborate with first responders, public safety entities, and other stakeholders about FirstNet.

Partner Profile: The Firefighter / Software Developer

Charlie Jacobson shows his app to FirstNet's TJ Kennedy at the APCO Broadband Summit
May 13, 2014

20-year old Princeton University student Charlie Jacobson is a volunteer firefighter and software developer. He has created a mobile application called FireStop, which aims to provide firefighters with critical data and information before, during, and after fires.

National Police Week 2014: FirstNet Salutes Law Enforcement

National Police Week 2014
May 12, 2014

Yesterday was the beginning of the annual week-long celebration to honor our nation’s law enforcement, with special recognition for the men and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty. National Police Week runs May 11-17 this year and has its roots in a presidential proclamation that designates May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Board Blog: FirstNet Participates in the NASCIO “Fly-In”

Teri Takai, FirstNet Board Member, and TJ Kennedy, Deputy General Manager present at 2014 NASCIO DC Fly-in
May 9, 2014

Guest Blog Post by Teri Takai, FirstNet Board Member
It’s been said that “you can’t go home again.” But that wasn’t the case at the 2014 National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ (NASCIO) annual “Fly-In” meeting this week in Washington, DC.

FirstNet’s Dedication to Public Service

TJ Kennedy thanks FirstNet staff for their public service
May 9, 2014

By TJ Kennedy, FirstNet Deputy General Manager
On behalf of the FirstNet Board and staff, I would like to thank the public safety community for their service to the nation as the 2014 Public Service Recognition Week comes to a close. Local, state, and federal first responders deserve the best tools to do their jobs, and FirstNet is committed to building a nationwide public safety broadband network that will deliver cutting-edge communications capabilities to them.

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