By Gary McCarraher, Senior Public Safety Advisor, First Responder Network Authority
The FirstNet Authority has made substantial progress over the past five years to improve how the fire service uses voice communications, video, and data. Today, fire departments are leveraging broadband with land mobile radios, connecting via mobile data terminals, and sharing video through devices such as unmanned aerial vehicles.
Despite these advances, firefighters continue to search for a device they can use while wearing full protective gear and operating in environments that are immediately dangerous to life or health. So, we’re asking—what should that technology look like? What data should it monitor and transmit?
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