FirstNet and NextGen 9-1-1

There is discussion in the 9-1-1 community regarding FirstNet and how it might relate to Next Generation 9-1-1. Here in Florida, we recently received a formal briefing on FirstNet. As a reminder- in the world of the First Responder, the current Land Mobile Radio (LMR) system for voice will remain.  The initial FirstNet deployments will be […]

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State 9-1-1 Boards and NextGen

  One aspect of FirstNet that I truly respect is the fact that they are funded, organized and empowered regarding their mission. They have the potential to positively impact Public Safety on a national level. Things are not as well defined with NextGen 9-1-1. At the state level, we currently have extremes regarding  9-1-1 Boards and […]

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………………..Call the Governor…………..

On June 21, 2016  Jeff McLeod, Director of the National Governors Association (NGA) “Center for Best Practices, Homeland Security and Public Safety Division”, testified before a Senate subcommittee on FirstNet. Part of his comments “States have identified potential obstacles and challenges surrounding the implementation of FirstNet around issues of coverage, cost and consultation. Governors will weigh […]

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