Ehrin Ehlert serves as the director of field operations for the East region for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority). In this role, he leads a team of senior public safety advisors who work with first responders in a geographically diverse region of 19 states and territories. Additionally, he oversees the field operations element of the FirstNet Authority’s Operational Planning and Response team and leads emergency management efforts within the organization.
Ehrin began his law enforcement career serving the Tennessee State Parks and later joined the Tennessee Highway Patrol. While working as a law enforcement officer, he served as a liaison to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and was later appointed as the FirstNet Authority single point of contact and deputy statewide interoperability coordinator for Tennessee. Ehrin remains a commissioned police officer, training new officers and assisting search and rescue operations, natural and man-made disaster response, emergency medical response, interpretive programming, and wildland fire-fighting.