FirstNet’s “Burning” Desire To Educate First Responders


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The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), which represents more than 316,000 professional, career firefighters and EMS personnel in the U.S. and Canada, and AT&T, joined forces to educate first responders on the tools and resources available via FirstNet, according to Firehouse.

“The IAFF is dedicated to keeping our members and the communities they serve safe. The FirstNet data and communications platform is one more tool that our members will have to gather information to make life-saving decisions when seconds count,” says IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger.,washingto,d.c.,

As part of the alliance, the IAFF and AT&T will educate firefighters and paramedics about the benefits of FirstNet and the impact it can have on public safety communications. The goal is to ensure first responders understand the cutting-edge capabilities available to them and help them adopt and use the technology in their jurisdictions.

“FirstNet exists to serve public safety and to better their communications capabilities. But to get FirstNet into the hands of firefighters, they have to know this new tool is available, and they need to understand the transformative power it can bring to their day-to-day,” says AT&T FirstNet SVP Chris Sambar.

June 7, 2019

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