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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...
This blog is a repost from EMS1.com of an article originally published on July 11, 2018.
Despite the cold rain and driving wind, hundreds of thousands of cheering spectators lined the...
(Reston VA) – The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) and the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today that...
Each October, law enforcement leaders come together to attend several significant events that recognize the past year’s accomplishments and challenges, and work together to identify solutions and...
This blog is a repost from Emergency Management Magazine article on July 20, 2018.
Testing is an opportunity to public safety industry a glimpse into tech adoption for first responders....
AZPSBN Monthly Working Group Meetings
November 2018 - CANCELLED
July 2018 - CANCELLED
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.