FirstNet Weekly Updates
FirstNet Weekly Update - April 16, 2018
FirstNet Weekly Update - April 9, 2018
FirstNet Weekly Update - April 2, 2018
FirstNet News Feed
This blog post is part of the "Tech Talk" series focused on the FirstNet Authority’s standards development activities to support the public safety community needs. This post recaps discussions...
A number of public safety agencies are adopting FirstNet and gaining capabilities they have never had before. These FirstNet trailblazers are exploring the benefits of smart devices powered by a...
This blog is a repost from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Bulletin March 2018 Issue.
The goal of the emergency manager is to bring as much data as possible into...
This is an exciting time for FirstNet. In the last month, the First Responder Network Authority-AT&T partnership has reached major milestones in deploying the network for first responders,...
In September 2017, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced his decision to opt in to FirstNet network. And in January of this year, the Brazos County Sheriff’s Department became the first Texas...
AZPSBN Monthly Working Group Meetings
April 2018April 2018
March 2018 - CANCELLED
AZPSBN Working Group Monthly Update occurs the first Thursday of each month. Please contact Karen Ziegler at [email protected] or Scott Neal at [email protected] for more information about particpating on the Working Group.
A mock disaster drill was conducted on Wednesday Sept. 14, 2016 at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. The drill, hosted by Grand Canyon West and the Hualapai Tribe, simulated a tour helicopter failing to gain altitude and hitting a bus filled with visitors. The accident resulted in numerous injuries, fatalities and a massive debris field. Multiple emergency preparedness agencies from the State of Arizona, the federal government and tribal and municipal first responders participated in the drill, along with private sector vendors (see complete list below).
The overarching exercise objective was to test the nationwide public safety broadband network and the applications which could run across it in response to the incident. The mock drill was conducted because there is concern, especially among many Tribal nations, that some rural areas may not be receiving adequate coverage from FirstNet. The exercise proceeded as scheduled and was executed successfully. Participants were fully debriefed afterward on their experience with the technology. A great deal of valuable feedback was received and is in the process of being compiled into an after action report.