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First Responder Network Authority Receives Another "Clean" Audit Opinion

First Responder Network Authority achieved a clean audit opinion for its financial statements for the fifth consecutive year.
May 11, 2018
By Kim S. Farington, Chief Financial Officer

The First Responder Network Authority has again received an unmodified audit opinion on its financial statements for Fiscal Year 2017. This marks the fifth consecutive year FirstNet has achieved a clean audit opinion for its financial statements.

Police Week 2018: FirstNet honors the dedication and sacrifice of America's law enforcement personnel

During National Police Week, officers from around the nation gather to pay tribute to the fallen.
May 10, 2018
By Harry Markley, Law Enforcement Senior Advisor

During my 31 years with the Phoenix Police Department, we lost 21 officers in the line of duty. Each and every one of those losses was a tragedy. 

Recognizing Fire Service Personnel on International Firefighters Day

At FirstNet, we are committed to serving America's public safety personnel, including the many contributions made by the fire service.
May 4, 2018
By Mike Worrell, FirstNet Senior Fire Services Advisor

Today is International Firefighters' Day (IFFD), which recognizes the men and women throughout the fire service who risk their lives each day to protect lives and property in their communities.  On behalf of the FirstNet team, I would like to extend our appreciation to firefighters worldwide for their level of commitment and dedication. 

Meet Senior Fire Advisor Mike Worrell

Mike Worrell is the FirstNet Senior Fire Services Advisor. He was previously with the Phoenix Fire Department where he served for 29 years, most recently as the technical services division chief.
May 3, 2018
Mike Worrell, FirstNet Senior Fire Services Advisor

Mike enjoys explaining to first responder groups around the country how FirstNet provides voice and data communications and will soon enable them to exchange visual images and real-time video with other responders both before and during emergencies. He tells them that when they’re responding to catastrophic scenes in other jurisdictions, they’ll be better informed when they arrive, because FirstNet will provide all responders with better situational awareness.

FirstNet is “Boston Strong” at the 2018 Marathon

The First Responder Network Authority (First Responder Authority) team and AT&T were on hand to distribute 80 FirstNet devices to fire, police and incident response teams from the cities of Boston and Brookline.
May 2, 2018
By Michael Varney, First Responder Network Authority, Region 1 Lead

During this year’s marathon, the First Responder Network Authority (First Responder Authority) team and AT&T were on hand to distribute 80 FirstNet devices to fire, police and incident response teams from the cities of Boston and Brookline. Thirty of these phones were outfitted with SIM cards and connected to the dedicated FirstNet Core.

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