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A Commitment to Public Safety

Every day, firefighters, law enforcement officers, EMTs, and other public safety officials risk their lives to help keep America safe. Unfortunately, for many years, these public servants have dealt with communication challenges that have impeded their ability to respond and act in an emergency. After the horrific terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, these challenges emerged in an even greater capacity when first responders could not communicate with one another.

Keeping America Safe is committed to helping our public officials  protect our communities. To do this, we support FirstNet, the first high-speed national broadband network solely dedicated to America’s public safety community. By creating FirstNet, first responders will be able to coordinate and respond more efficiently during times of emergency or crisis.

Emergencies happen when you least expect them. FirstNet provides our public safety officials with the tools they need to save lives and secure our nation, states, and local communities.

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February 21, 2018

FirstNet Needs Integrated Technical Collaboration, CEO Says

Gary Arlen | Multichannel News Establishing an integrated first-responder communications system is all about the details, not just the big picture overview and goals.  That reality became obvious as Michael Poth, CEO of The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), explained the agency’s objectives to a Media Institute monthly luncheon in Washington on Feb 15. Read more.

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February 14, 2018

Colorado gets a leg up on FirstNet deployment

Stephanie Kanowitz | GCN As one of the Early Builders for FirstNet’s nationwide broadband public safety network, Colorado officials expect their experience testing the demonstration network’s capabilities will help as applications and devices come online. The lessons learned from the applications, devices and operational sides and “can help our state move forward quickly and take advantage […]

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February 8, 2018

New communications system prioritizes emergency responders’ calls during catastrophic emergencies

Shale Remien | Fox Carolina It can be frustrating having a call drop, or a text that simply won’t deliver. For first responders, that’s not an option in an emergency situation. A new communications network called “First Net” was created so public safety officials will never have to deal with that during catastrophic events. “We get one chance to […]

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February 6, 2018

Oakland Co. among first with new communications tech

Mike Matindale | The Detroit News Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said Monday his department will be the first in Michigan and one of the first in the nation to equip officers with FirstNet, a communications tool that can save lives. Bouchard said the telecommunications program will allow first responders, such as police and firefighters, […]

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January 29, 2018

Brazos County Sheriff Office becomes first public-safety agency in Texas to subscribe to FirstNet

Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications Officials for the Brazos County Sheriff Office announce that it is the first public-safety agency in Texas to subscribe to FirstNet services provided by AT&T, joining a handful of early adopters already using the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN). Read More

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