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Special Webinar for EMS Association Leaders and Members on New Public Safety Broadband Network

Jul 13, 2012

Now that public safety has won the battle for the National Public Safety Broadband Network, EMS professionals really need to figure out how to prepare to use it to their best advantage. We stand to be the biggest user of the network, given the applications that EMS colleagues have indicated are in our near future. But we also need to be familiar with the process of standing up that network at the national and state level. This will begin to take place soon, and we should be at the various tables where decisions will be made on implementation, operation, and resource allocation. You are invited to a webinar on Tuesday, July 24th, at 2 PM eastern, featuring Anna Gomez, a key leader in this effort at the national level. She will describe the statute governing the network development and build-out, state options and grant opportunities under the statute, and the standing up of "FirstNet" (the First Responder Network Authority) Board and public safety advisory committee. Kevin McGinnis will also present a brief session on why EMS needs broadband. Save the date! Registration required: send an e-mail to Kevin McGinnis at: with the subject "NTIA Webinar". Registrants will receive log-in instructions.