Congratulations to Chief (Ret.) Harlin McEwen for Receiving the First-ever Chief Harlin McEwen Public Safety Broadband Communications Award
We would like to extend our congratulations to Chief (Ret.) Harlin McEwen for receiving the first-ever Chief Harlin McEwen Public Safety Broadband Communications Award. The award was established this week by the First Responder Network Authority to recognize the spirit of service, commitment and dedication that’s a cornerstone within public safety. Chief McEwen has exemplified this spirit over the course of his more than 50-year career of service, and he was an integral voice in the creation of the nationwide public safety broadband network. Chief McEwen, you’ve left an immeasurable mark on public safety that will be felt for generations to come. We thank you for your vision, your dedication and your service, and we congratulate you on this well-deserved honor.
-Jim Bugel- VP, AT&T – FirstNet
Life-saving Preparation: How AT&T Plans for Hurricane Season
By Chris Sambar, Senior Vice President, AT&T – FirstNet
Hurricane season is fast approaching. And the National Weather Service says an average of 3 hurricanes hit the U.S. coastline every 2 years. The best way to stay safe? Be prepared. Read blog.
FirstNet, AT&T Set for State Plan `Kick-off’ Meeting with SPOCs
By Rich Reed, FirstNet Chief Customer Officer
Now into the third month of our public-private partnership, FirstNet and AT&T remain laser focused on a top priority: the State Plans. Read blog.
What is FirstNet?
FirstNet is an independent government authority established in 2012 by Congress. FirstNet’s public safety mission is to build and deploy the first-ever nationwide broadband network dedicated to first responders.
This is Public Safety’s Network.
The FirstNet network grew out of and addresses a 9/11 Commission recommendation calling for interoperable communications for all U.S. first responders. With the FirstNet network, first responders will have access to fast, highly secure and reliable communications whenever they need them. This will help first responders stay safe while they help others during both day-to-day operations and disaster response and recovery, and when securing large events.
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