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FirstNet is here to help you maintain the capability of eligible organizations and individuals to respond during ordinary and extraordinary times.

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FirstNet: Supporting public safety

FirstNet® is the nationwide, communications platform built with and for America’s first responders and public safety community. Learn more

 

Communication tools you can count on

  • Priority access

    Get always-on priority access to voice, data and text. This means you will have priority over commercial traffic on the network.
  • Sensitive data is protected

    A dedicated Security Operations Center monitors the network 24x7 for physical and cyber threats and the physically-separate FirstNet core has available end-to-end encryption.
  • Temporary service solutions for expanded coverage when disaster strikes

    100+ Cell on Wheels (COWs) and heavy-duty Satellite Cell on Light Trucks (SatCOLTs) can keep you connected while you support first responders and restore power grids/water supplies.
  • LMR to LTE interoperability

    Your FirstNet PTT users can communicate seamlessly with users on your LMR network. This will help improve productivity, free up LMR capacity and extend your operational reach at a lower cost.

Public safety agencies subscribing to FirstNet have access to a dedicated, nationwide fleet of:

  • 150+ deployable network assets

    Public safety agencies have access to a nationwide, dedicated fleet of over 150+ land-based and airborne portable cell sites.
  • Communications Vehicles (CVs)​

    In addition to providing connectivity via LTE and/or Wi-Fi, CVs provide an air-conditioned command space for 2 first responder communications personnel with multiple monitors, charging stations, a large exterior screen and speakers for briefings and so much more. ​
  • Aerostat

    A first-of-its-kind public safety communications solution – is designed to help keep responders connected during large-scale, catastrophic events.​

All at no additional charge. Public safety agencies on FirstNet can request the equipment for added support during disasters. The deployable network assets are designed to keep FirstNet subscribers connected to the information they need, no matter where their mission takes them – allowing first responders to make rescues, communicate and coordinate their emergency response, or aid in recovery, even in the hardest hit areas or most remote parts of the country.

FirstNet in action

Tools to help

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Coverage enhancements

Available for FirstNet users when disaster strikes or for a planned high-visibility public event, FirstNet has a fleet of deployable assets to keep you connected.

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ROG the Dog, the FirstNet therapy dog

Animal-assisted therapy for first responders:

  • Has a positive impact on mental and physical health
  • Improves coping and recovery from critical events
  • Enhances morale in departments
  • Decreases emotional distress and anxiety
  • Reduces the negative impacts from Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS)
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FirstNet fleet of dedicated deployable network assets expands to aid public safety’s emergency response

100+ portable assets – including new communications vehicles and micro SatCOLTs – support first responders during 2021 wildfire and hurricane seasons.

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Technologies to keep you connected

Tools you need to get the job done


Selecting the right tools, at the right time. Whether you're interested in FirstNet for yourself or for your organization, we'll develop a solution that meets your unique needs. Apply today and we'll develop a solution that meets your unique needs.

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