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FirstNet Drives Data-Based Decision Making

Hear from Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, FirstNet Authority Board Member, as he explains how the FirstNet Authority uniquely ensures first responders are involved in the creation and advancement of FirstNet, and how public safety's network helps responders make good, data-driven decisions. Learn more about Sheriff Koutoujian:

FirstNet and the Nights of Lights

Every year during the holidays, the city of St. Augustine in Florida is transformed by millions of holiday lights that bedazzle the city’s downtown in an event called Nights of Lights. As visitors marvel at the twinkling lights, St. Augustine officials use FirstNet to ensure the event runs smoothly and safely for everyone involved.

All Hands On Deck: Maritime response and the case for broadband

Public safety agencies that operate on the water, like Hyannis Fire in Massachusetts, deal with unique challenges. That's why the FirstNet Authority went on site with agencies across the county to gather insight into the operational needs of these maritime first responders. These findings will help define future strategies to enhance the effectiveness of maritime emergency response operations. Learn more at