Arizona to Transform Communications for Public Safety

The State of Arizona is opting into FirstNet. With this decision, FirstNet and AT&T* will deliver a specialized wireless broadband network to Arizona’s public safety community. This makes Arizona the 13th state or territory in the country to bring first responders advanced technologies that will help them save lives and protect communities.

High-speed network aids first responders

FirstNet is the long overdue result of the communications barrier first responders experienced on Sept. 11, 2001. Following the attacks, Congress observed — as we all did — that public safety needed a network dedicated to their communications. This need continues today.

Sheriffs: With FirstNet Set to Launch, Make the Public Safety Network Yours

The National Sheriffs’ Association has long been a leading advocate for this network.  Sheriffs from around the country joined together and linked up with leaders from the fire service and EMS communities to fight for the creation of FirstNet. We now have chance to turn this vision into reality by encouraging our states to join the FirstNet Network.