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Ohio Firefighters Develop FirstNet Video Game

By Amanda Murphy

Later this week, OhioFirst.Net will be releasing a video game to give the public a virtual first-hand experience of how the nationwide public safety broadband network will enhance first responder communications and situational awareness.

The game was developed by firefighters in Ohio and is named Next Generation FireFighter.  It includes navigating lifelike fire training scenarios with real-time mapping, thermal imaging, and blueprints to show how the public safety high-speed broadband and 3D positioning that will be available with the nationwide network can save time during rescue scenarios. Saving seconds means saving lives.

The Next Generation FireFighter video game will be released to the public at
Read more about the video game in this article by


Connect Iowa, in partnership with the Iowa Statewide Interoperability Communications System Board (ISICSB), has delivered FirstNet presentations to representatives of all 99 Iowa counties and hosted workshops in the 6 regions throughout Iowa. During these workshops, a chair and vice-chair were elected to the Regional Interoperability Committee (RIC) to work with the ISICSB.

About FirstNet: The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the United States prompted the 9/11 Commission to recommend a dedicated public safety communications network. This network would be interoperable and nationwide to resolve the communication issues emergency responders face when tragedy strikes. The First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, an organization created in 2012 as part of the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation, is overseeing the building of the network.


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