The Issue

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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Recent Updates

September 10, 2018

Ambulance Company Eyes mHealth Reliability With FirstNet Platform

Eric Wicklund | | September 10, 2018 Acadian Ambulance will be one of the first EMS providers to use FirstNet, a national broadband network designed to ensure mHealth connectivity for first responders. Read more

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September 6, 2018

Mike Poth, Who Saw FirstNet to Fruition, Departs for Private Sector

Government Technology | September 6, 2018 Mike Poth, who led the First Responder Network Authority — more commonly known as FirstNet — is stepping down as CEO of the authority to take a position in the private sector. Read  more

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August 23, 2018

AT&T’s service for first responders sees strong demand as effort ramps up

Brian Womack | Dallas Business Journal | August 23, 2018 Dallas-based AT&T (NYSE: T) last year was selected by what’s called FirstNet to build and manage America’s first nationwide public safety broadband network dedicated to firefighters, police officers and others in public safety who are called up on during emergencies. Read more

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August 13, 2018

FirstNet launches ‘Public Safety First’ podcast

Police News | August 13, 2018 FirstNet launched a podcast that highlights first responders and discusses how FirstNet works in the field. Read more

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August 2, 2018

FirstNet brings internet to tribal police

Before becoming the first tribal community to implement FirstNet, officers at the Oglala Sioux Police Department in South Dakota had to go to police substations situated in towns throughout their 4,500-square-mile patrol area to file reports or connect to the internet. Read more

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