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Public Safety Communications in the Post 9/11 Era

By Amanda Murphy

The First Responder Network Authority, known as FirstNet, has released a video series of first responders sharing their visions for the future of public safety communications. The nationwide public safety communication network that FirstNet is working to deploy was prompted by the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2011. The 9/11 Commission recommended a dedicated first responder network to aid efficiency and timeliness during tragic events.

In the video series Looking Back and Looking Forward: The Future of Public Safety Communications in the Post 9/11 Era, FirstNet shares the stories of four public safety officials about the communication issues faced as a first responder on 9/11 at the World Trade Center, in emergency situations today, and how a fully interoperable communication network with bandwidth to back it up will intensely improve the future of public safety.

Read more here.

Access the videos:

·       Mike Worrell on the Importance of Real-Time Data Collection to Disaster Response

·       Chief Duyck: A Broadband Network Will Enable Public Safety to Work “Unthrottled”

·       Chad Weber on How Public Safety Broadband Can Help Rural Law Enforcement

·       Rick Bartee On The Benefits of Data for Search and Rescue


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