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FirstNet's mission is to develop, build and operate the nationwide, broadband network that for firefighters, EMS and law enforcement.


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Reston, VA 20192

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First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) is an independent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Authorized by Congress in 2012, its mission is to develop, build and operate the nationwide, broadband network that equips first responders to save lives and protect U.S. communities.

Products and Press Releases

MegaFi Mobile provides vehicles with stronger connectivity at the edge of the network.
Tech & Comm

AT&T Delivers New Suite of FirstNet MegaRange Solutions

Sept. 15, 2023
First all-in-one High Powered User Equipment (HPUE) solutions support in-building, vehicle and field operations.
A lightweight, Wearable Panic Button for staff (think teachers, bus drivers and administrators) can send life-saving situational data to 9-1-1 while simultaneously and silently notifying campus-wide personnel via haptic vibration.
Mobile Technology & Accessories

AT&T Delivers New School Safety Solution

Aug. 7, 2023
New Intrado Safety Suite with Wearable Panic Button reduces emergency response time by directly connecting school personnel with 9-1-1 via FirstNet.
The Los Angeles County Fire Museum is supporting the new 'Into the Unknown: The Paramedics' Journey' documentary.

Los Angeles County Fire Museum Partners with Producers of Paramedics Documentary

May 22, 2023
The Museum has agreed to support the documentary “Into the Unknown: The Paramedics’ Journey.”
MSA Safety
Lunar In Hand Edge Detection
Mobile Technology & Accessories

Firefighter Search and Rescue Device from MSA Safety to Be Available on FirstNet

May 1, 2023
LUNAR™ is the first device of its kind to be approved for use on FirstNet, built with AT&T.
Fleet Complete
Fleet Complete Fc Vision Certfied
Mobile Technology & Accessories

Fleet Complete's Dash Camera Earns FirstNet Trusted Certification

March 7, 2023
The company's FC Vision cameras and applications are now certified for use on the FirstNet® network.
Safety & Health

FirstNet Commits to First Responder Posttraumatic Growth Training

Feb. 3, 2022
The company will become the exclusive sponsor of the Boulder Crest Foundation's pioneering First Responder Initiative.
Mobile Technology & Accessories

TN-Based Business The RATT Announces Partnership with FirstNet

Nov. 5, 2021
Collaboration of Technologies Now Offers Law Enforcement & First Responders One of the Fastest & Most Reliable Communication Platforms Used in Surveillance & Emergency Situations...
Tech & Comm

LAFD, County Health Department Use FirstNet to Improve Public Safety Comms

Aug. 9, 2021
Safe Environment Engineering and FirstNet are expanding first responder capabilities to better serve the City and County of Los Angeles.
First Net
Mobile Technology & Accessories

FirstNet Enhances Public Safety Situational Awareness, Interoperability and Security Capabilities

July 22, 2021
Mission-Ready Solutions and Capabilities Launch: Motorola Solutions’ MCPTT, Interoperability and Critical Connect Services, Near Real-Time Drone and IoT Video Solution - Mission...
First Net
Mobile Technology & Accessories

FirstNet & 5G: An Experience Unlike Anything Else for America’s First Responders

April 1, 2021
Bringing Public Safety the Only Nationwide Network with Comprehensive, Tower-to-Core Encryption; AT&T Launches FirstNet Health & Wellness Coalition.

Articles & News

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Careers & Education

For the Record 1/23

Jan. 9, 2023
Longtime Firehouse Magazine Contributing Editor Robert Burke Inducted into Hall of Legends, Legacies, and Leaders
Charles Werner
Tech & Comm

Fire Technology: Fire Service Technology Challenges and Vulnerabilities

Dec. 13, 2021
Charles Werner reminds that an embrace of the latest technology by fire service organizations must recognize its vulnerabilities, including in regard to cyber attacks.
Scott Dorman
The immensity of the task of battling the Cameron Peak Fire, combined with the threat of COVID-19, was minimized by the deployment of advanced communication technologies.
Mobile Technology & Accessories

Advanced Communication Tech at Cameron Peak

March 29, 2021
Tracey Murdock explains how FirstNet brought broadband to the front lines of Colorado's largest ever wildfire, eliminating the latency of connectivity that was typical of past...
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CAD/Dispatch Systems

Fire Dispatch: Virtual 9-1-1—The Time Is Now

June 1, 2020
Barry Furey hopes that COVID-19 reminds many of the validity of work-from-home telecommunicators.
Charles Werner
Mobile Technology & Accessories

Fire Technology: FirstNet 2020

June 1, 2020
Charles Werner's update of the state of FirstNet is positive and encouraging.
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Tech & Comm

Fire Technology: AskRail: The Rail Responder App

Dec. 1, 2019
Charles Werner's insight into the AskRail app for railroad incidents reflects the continual efforts to improve the app's usefulness.
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CAD/Dispatch Systems

Fire Dispatch: Is It Time to Nationalize 9-1-1?

April 1, 2019
Barry Furey details five problems plaguing our current dispatch system to underscore why we should consider making the switch to a nationalized system.
Embedded technology detects vital signs, such as core body temperatures, respirations, high blood pressure and even illnesses (heart disease, stroke, cancer, etc.).
Mobile Technology & Accessories

Fire Technology: Looking Toward 2040

April 1, 2019
Charles Werner offers a hopeful prediction about fire service technology in the future.
Kevin O'connor
Tech & Comm

Fire Politics: 2019: From Communications to Congress

Feb. 1, 2019
Kevin O'Connor evaluates the opportunities and challenges ahead in 2019.

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Radios, Pagers & Accessories

Darley Hosting Free Virtual Roundtable on FirstNet Solution

Feb. 16, 2021
Join W.S. Darley on Feb. 24 for a free virtual roundtable on location-based services for public safety along with a live demo of the new Z-Axis solution from FirstNet.
First Net
Tech & Comm

FirstNet Brings First Responders Innovative Mission-Ready Communications Tools

Jan. 26, 2021
FirstNet MegaRange, Z-Axis, Compact Rapid Deployables, and LMR Interoperability for Push-To-Talk Solutions Launch to Help Public Safety on their Lifesaving Missions.
Radios, Pagers & Accessories

Nextivity Launches Solution for In-Building Comms

Aug. 25, 2020
Nextivity's Cel-Fi QUATRA RED in-building public safety Emergency Responder Radio Communication System (ERRCS) solution is available for partners in the U.S. market.
First Net
Mobile Technology & Accessories

FirstNet Board Approves Investments for 5G, On-Demand Coverage

June 18, 2020
The First Responder Network Authority Board has approved more than $200 million for initial network upgrades to set FirstNet on the path to 5G and to expand the dedicated fleet...
First Net
Careers & Education

iHeartMedia, FirstNet Announce "First Responder Fridays" Show

April 16, 2020
iHeartMedia and FirstNet have announced a "First Responder Fridays" iHeartRadio show which will be a four-week tribute series hosted by Ryan Seacrest.
First Net
Tech & Comm

Report Highlights FirstNet’s Three-Year Progress

April 7, 2020
A new report finds FirstNet significantly expanded access to innovations in public safety communications with 11,000 agencies and organizations subscribed.
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Mobile Technology & Accessories

FirstNet Offering Free Smartphones for Life

March 31, 2020
Public safety agencies on FirstNet can now get premium FirstNet Ready smartphone devices free for life to connect them to critical communications.
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Mobile Technology & Accessories

RapidDeploy Nimbus Earns FirstNet Listed Designation

Jan. 21, 2020
Following a rigorous review process, RapidDeploy Nimbus is now FirstNet Listed and accessible via the FirstNet App Catalog.
Tech & Comm

NIST, FirstNet Part of $1M Tech Grant Program

Oct. 24, 2019
NIST and FirstNet are taking part in the Accelerate R2 Network Challenge, a $1 million grant program to address disaster response and resiliency challenges with innovative technologies...