IAFC Pleased AT&T Named to Build the First Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network

Fairfax, Va. - The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) today issued the following statement from Chief John Sinclair, IAFC president and chair of the board:

"The IAFC is thrilled that the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) has named AT&T as its partner to build the first nationwide public safety broadband network.

"The network will provide first responders the advanced communication and collaboration technologies they need to enhance their situational awareness on scenes thereby saving the lives of public safety professionals and the citizens they serve. It will also create innovative opportunities for EMS and the way we integrate into the healthcare system. 

"Fire chiefs and public safety fought hard to establish FirstNet because we know the network is urgently needed to increase the safety and capabilities of all public safety personnel and protect the American people. The IAFC and public safety are united behind the desire to see FirstNet succeed. We will continue to fight for public safety’s access to the best available technology to keep the public safe. Congratulations to FirstNet and contract awardee AT&T."

Access FirstNet resources.

FirstNet annoucement.

About the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
The IAFC represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide. IAFC members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety legislation. Since 1873, the IAFC has provided a forum for its members to exchange ideas, develop professionally and uncover the latest products and services available to first responders. Learn more

Jim Philipps | IAFC Assistant Director, Strategic Communications 703-537-4829 | jphilipps@iafc.org

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