FirstNet News

DMP Releases FirstNet Ready Alarm Communication Radios To Extend Public Safety Communication

DMP releases its new line of alarm communication radios that are FirstNet Ready™ and approved for use on FirstNet®. FirstNet is built with AT&T in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority and is the only nationwide, high-speed broadband communications platform dedicated to and purpose-built specifically for America’s first responders and the extended public safety community. It’s the solution to decades-long interoperability and communica...

The US State Of New Mexico Deploys Rave Panic Button In All K-12 Schools To Enhance Safety Statewide

Rave Mobile Safety (Rave), the critical communication and collaboration platform that customers count on when it matters the most, announced New Mexico as the latest US state to deploy its Rave Panic Button in all K-12 schools across the state, joining the US states of Oklahoma, Delaware and Louisiana in statewide deployments. Rave Panic Button deployments The growth in Rave Panic Button deployments comes as new features are added to the platform, in order to further enhance the tool’s a...

During The Pandemic, Technology Allows 911 Dispatchers To Work From Home

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the trend toward working from home has accelerated. New technologies are now making it possible for 911 dispatchers to work from home, too, whether to ensure social distancing or to supplement operations during evolving emergencies. The computer-aided dispatch (CAD) systems offer web-based interfaces and mobile capabilities that enable public-safety answering point (PSAP) operators to work from anywhere. Other technologies that are paving the way for dispatchers to...

FirstNet’s First Responder Network: Deployment and Subscribers Exceed Expectations

A new report highlights FirstNet’s progress in its goal of enhancing public safety communications using a nationwide interoperable broadband network for first responders. The report provides an update after three years of a public-private partnership between AT&T and the First Responder Network Authority, which oversees the development of FirstNet. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for FirstNet is more critical than ever. The report comes from the First Responder Voice project, a s...

Rave Panic Button Gets Listed On The FirstNet App Catalog To Enhance Communication With The Emergency Services

Following a rigorous review process, Rave Panic Button is now FirstNet® Listed and accessible via the FirstNet App Catalog. The Rave Panic Button mobile app, provided by Rave Mobile Safety, instantly communicates emergencies to 9-1-1, on-site personnel and first responders for faster, more effective emergency response. Through the app, public safety officials receive critical emergency data for situational awareness, allowing them to arrive on scene armed with the information needed to resp...

RapidDeploy Nimbus Gets Listed On The FirstNet App Catalog After A Rigorous Review Process

Following a rigorous review process, RapidDeploy Nimbus is now FirstNet® Listed and accessible via the FirstNet App Catalog. RapidDeploy’s new native Nimbus mobile application puts modern data capabilities at the fingertips of first responders, ranging from advanced location tracking and navigation to innovative voice control features. Mobile users can now collaborate with dispatchers and other responders in near real time, maximizing efficiency and responder safety. Public safety co...

NFPA Announces 2019 Metropolitan “Metro” Fire Chiefs Association Awards And Elected Members

The Metropolitan “Metro” Fire Chiefs Association, a Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) held its 2019 annual conference in Edmonton, Alberta June 8-14. More than 110 Metro chiefs from Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Mexico, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States attended the conference and elected the Association’s 2019-2020 officers and board members. The officers are: Chi...

CWA Promotes Awareness Of FirstNet Broadband Network

The Communications Workers of America (CWA), a labor union, is promoting awareness of the benefits of FirstNet, an independent government authority established in 2012 to build and deploy the first-ever nationwide broadband network dedicated to first responders. “Once people know what it is, they get excited,” says Bianca Garcia, CWA's FirstNet Program Coordinator. AT&T, the only unionized wireless carrier, was chosen as the private company tasked over 25 years with building ou...

FirstNet Highlights Progress And Future Expansion Plans For Greater Coverage

The aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City highlighted the critical need for dependable communications among first responders during emergencies and disasters. In response, Congress established (in 2012) the independent First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) to deliver a nationwide broadband network dedicated to public safety. AT&T was later chosen as the private company tasked over 25 years with building out the network. This month marks the first full year of Firs...

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