FirstNet Weekly Update - April 16, 2018
April 16, 2018— First Responder Network Authority News
- First Responder Network Authority staff provided a FirstNet update last week at the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) EMS 3.0 Transformational Summit in Arlington, Virginia.
- Also last week, First Responder Network Authority staff presented on FirstNet and Next Generation 9-1-1 at the Texas Public Safety Conference in Galveston.
- First Responder Network Authority staff gave a FirstNet presentation last week at The Epicenter Summit, which focuses on earthquakes and disaster response, in San Francisco, California.
- First Responder Network Authority staff also hosted a booth last week at the Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
- The First Responder Network Authority tribal team and other staff met last week with the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Bayfield, Wisconsin.
- This week, the First Responder Network Authority will participate in a FirstNet Technology Leaders Forum in Washington, DC; the event security plan for the Boston Marathon in Massachusetts; the National Indian Gaming Association Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada; the Chatham County Hurricane Conference in Savannah, Georgia; the Congressional Fire Services Institute National Fire & Emergency Symposium in Washington, DC; the Minnesota EMS Teaching & Learning Conference in Hinckley; a meeting with the Southwest New Hampshire Fire Mutual Aid Association in Keene; the Emergency Management Association of Georgia’s Emergency Management Summit & Training Session in Savannah; a meeting of the Connecticut Statewide Interoperable Executive Committee Broadband Working Group in Middletown; and the AT&T Internet of Things Civic Hackathon in Indianapolis, Indiana.
- Last week, the First Responder Network Authority posted three new blogs: Brazos County Adopts FirstNet: ‘This day is something we’ve been looking forward to’; Devices are Ready for Public Safety’s Use on FirstNet; and With FirstNet, Information will Move as Fast as the Incident.
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News from the Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC)
- The PSAC in-person meeting will be held on Monday, June 4 in San Diego, California.
- The 2018 June Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting is just around the corner. A room block has been reserved at the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay at the government per diem rate of $167 per night. To make your reservation online, use this link. If you prefer to make your reservation over the phone, call 619-239-2400 and use the group code "NST." There are a limited number of rooms reserved, so it is recommended that you book your room as soon as possible.
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