First Responder Network Authority News
  • First Responder Network Authority staff provided a programmatic update last week at the Southeast Association of Fire Chiefs Winter Board Meeting in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
  • The First Responder Network Authority also staffed a booth last week at the Wisconsin Working Together EMS Conference in Milwaukee.
  • The tribal team participated in the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) 2018 Winter Convention last week in Portland, Oregon.
  • The tribal team was also in Texas last week for meetings with the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas and the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas in Livingston and Eagle Pass, respectively.
  • Staff also participated in a meeting last week on EMS Data Exchange topics with the Department of Homeland Security in Arlington, Virginia. 
  • Additionally last week, the First Responder Network Authority participated in a Firehouse Magazine webinar entitled, “Using Technology to Get the Best Responses to Fires and Emergencies.” 
  • This week, the First Responder Network Authority will participate in the Border Security Expo in San Antonio, Texas; a FEMA Region VII Regional Emergency Communications Coordination Working Group webinar; a Kansas Division of Emergency Management FirstNet Workshop in Topeka; a Maine Interoperable Communications Committee meeting in Augusta; an Eagle County Public Safety Council meeting in Eagle, Colorado; a Washington State Emergency Communications Coordination Working Group meeting in Ocean Shores; a New Hampshire State Executive Interoperability Committee meeting in Concord; an Iowa Statewide Interoperable Communications System outreach event in Sioux City; a Wisconsin Southwest Regional Outreach Session in Fennimore; a meeting of the Pennsylvania Senate Committee on Fire Service in Natrona Heights; and the State EMS Association Network Annual Meeting in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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The Eagle 1/26: Brazos County Sheriff's Office first in Texas to gather intel real-time under public safety network

The Brazos County Sheriff's Office unveiled their new public safety network FirstNet on Thursday with a demonstration that showed how the system can connect first responders to one another with the click of a button or a finger tap to a screen.

MissionCritical Communications 1/25: Kansas Highway Patrol, Texas Sheriff’s Office Subscribe to FirstNet

The Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) has become the first public-safety agency in Kansas to subscribe to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), while the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office became the first local agency Texas subscriber.

Metro East Sun 1/23: Madison County first responders 'excited' for Illinois' decision to join FirstNet, official says

Madison County emergency management professionals are enthusiastic about Illinois' decision last month to join a nationwide federal-enhanced wireless broadband network, a local emergency management official said during a recent interview.

Web and Social Media

FirstNet’s social media presence grew at its normal rate last week.

  • Twitter gained 26 new followers, now at 9,110.
  • Facebook has 2,554 followers.
  • LinkedIn now has 3,762 followers.
  • YouTube has 701 subscribers.