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FirstCall, a FirstNet Magazine

September 8-10, 2021

MCCA Fall Meeting

September 9-11, 2021

ASCIA Fall Meeting

September 9-12, 2021

1st Responder Conferences - Ocean City, MD

September 11-14, 2021

IACP Annual Conference and Expo

September 13-16, 2021

MCSA Fall Meeting

October 18-20, 2021

IAEM-USA Annual Conference & EMEX Exhibit 2021

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October 22-24, 2021

AT&T 5G Sports Hackathon

October 25-27, 2021

ACEP Scientific Assembly 2021

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FirstNet, from a vision to America’s public safety network 

In early conversations about public safety needs, first responders asked for key requirements in their network. They wanted a network that allowed them to communicate with each other and other agencies, a network that prioritized their connectivity above commercial networks, and a network that provided the tools they needed to get the job done.

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  • June 18, 2024

    Strengthening connections in responder relationships

    Relationships include conflict from time to time. And first responder relationships come with additional stressors. Colleen Hilton writes about 4 behaviors that can destroy relationships, if left unchecked.


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  • June 6, 2024

    Bolstering storm readiness with new maritime, public safety solutions

    Past hurricane seasons remind us of the need for constant innovation. With forecasts predicting an above-average storm season, we're employing new assets and solutions to help public safety respond to any emergency.

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  • April 8, 2024

    Protect your data, accounts and critical systems with Multi-Factor Authentication

    Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) provides an extra layer of security for your accounts, reducing the likelihood of unauthorized access.

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  • April 8, 2024

    Family support and its long-lasting impact on first responder wellness

    Agencies nationwide are now prioritizing overall wellness throughout first responders' careers. Could families be a key piece in strengthening support systems? 

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  • April 3, 2024

    While all eyes are on the eclipse, ours stay on the network

    As first responders prepare for eclipse watch parties across the country, we’re working to help ensure they have the reliable connectivity they need.

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  • March 13, 2024

    Securing your agency’s devices and sensitive data

    As a public safety IT professional, it is your job to help keep your agency’s network safe. With the increasing number of smartphones, tablets and laptops connecting to your network, how can you ensure these devices and your agency’s sensitive data are secure?

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  • February 20, 2024

    Choosing a VPN? Keep these tips in mind.

    If you've been asked to install a Virtual Private Network (VPN) on your FirstNet® mobile device, you're probably overwhelmed with all the options. A VPN gives your data a security boost.  It adds layers of protection to safeguard your online privacy.

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  • February 13, 2024

    FirstNet Authority, AT&T announce 10-year investment to transform America’s public safety broadband network

    First responder communications stay at the forefront of innovation with 5G upgrades, coverage enhancements, and mission-critical services.

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  • December 17, 2024

    FirstNet: Initial build-out of public safety’s network verified, delivering for America’s first responders

    The journey to this moment has been remarkable — it started with the development of custom FirstNet state plans for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the 5 U.S. territories.

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  • December 13, 2023

    Unified Action: A vision for the future of emergency responder wellness

    Leaders across academic, industry, community and first responder organizations gathered for the first time ever on Dec. 5 and 6 to commit to a unified effort to advance the health, wellness and readiness of America’s first responders and their families.

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Expanding the FirstNet fleet to serve public safety

June 28, 2021

100+ portable assets – including new communications vehicles and micro SatCOLTs – support first responders during 2021 wildfire and hurricane seasons.

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Newsletter June 2021

June 2021

Communications critical in terrorism exercise.

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