FirstNet Weekly Update to the Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) – November 28, 2016

FirstNet News

Last week, FirstNet President TJ Kennedy attended the Public Safety Communications Europe (PSCE) Forum in Athens, Greece. The Forum provides an opportunity for public safety stakeholders from all over the world to hear about the latest trends in public safety communications. The primary themes of this year’s conference were Border Security, Natural Disasters, Security by Telecommunications in Transport, and Broadband. TJ gave a presentation entitled “FirstNet – Roadmap to the US First Responder’s Broadband solution.

Also last week, FirstNet and the Texas SPOC team brought the FirstNet booth to the Texas EMS Conference in Dallas. In addition, FirstNet staff and the Texas SPOC presented a FirstNet overview and update in a breakout session.

On Monday, FirstNet gave an update on FirstNet’s activities to state, local and federal officials at the New England Council for EMS in Newport, Rhode Island.

 Media Watch

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 Web and Social Media

FirstNet’s social media presence grew at the normal rate this week.  Twitter gained 47 new followers, now at 4,607.  Facebook has 521 followers.  LinkedIn now has 1,770 followers.  YouTube has 360 subscribers.