Partners set standards for emergency communications

Two cooperative research and development agreements, between the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the First Responder Network Authority and more than 75 industry partners, have made emergency service communication easier.

ID validation on the fly for emergency response

A new solution aims to speed incident response by dynamically vetting and authorizing first responders and their devices so they can access and share information when they are participating in incidents outside their home jurisdiction.

NIST CRADA Gives Priority Cellular Service to First Responders

Emergency service communication can now cut through congested phone lines during a crisis thanks to two Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA) between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), and more than 75 industry partners.

EMS: Kevin McGinnis describes broadband effect on rural-patient treatment, impact of new ET3 model

Kevin McGinnis, former FirstNet Authority board member, member of the Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) and program manager for the National Association of State EMS Officials, explains how the development of broadband services like FirstNet and the Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport (ET3) payment model being piloted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) could change how patients are treated, especially in rural areas.

AT&T Unveils New Cell Sites in Maryland; David Zolet Quoted

AT&T has partnered with the government of Talbot County in Maryland to launch a FirstNet cell site on Tilghman Island. The company said Tuesday it has also constructed an additional AT&T cell site at Bozman, Md., to provide expanded network coverage for residents, visitors and first responders.