By First Responder Network Authority
From smart cities to the Internet of Things to artificial intelligence capabilities, FirstNet has been an important driving factor behind integrating advanced technology solutions into public safety services and community planning. The FirstNet Authority is preparing for a future where innovation can leverage the latest lifesaving tools to keep first responders and our communities safe.
Recently, the Association of Public Works Association(link is external) (APWA) released its Top Five Trending Technologies of 2021(link is external) survey and report announcing promising technologies that best support public works agencies to serve their communities. Based on almost 6,000 votes, APWA named five trending technologies for 2021, including: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Asset Management Technologies, Integration of Technologies, Small Cell/5G Technologies, Technology for Field Crews, and Virtual Public Engagement Technologies.