FirstNet To Build ‘Apps Ecosystem’ For First Responders

FirstNet said it’s building an ecosystem for applications developed specifically to meet the needs of first responders.

The organization said it is working with emergency personnel to garner feedback from first responders and use that information “to cultivate an open, integrated applications ecosystem” on its network to ensure public safety officials have access to targeted apps as quickly as possible. FirstNet said the initiative aims to ensure that public safety “drives new applications for the network” and provides capabilities over the entire life cycle of apps.

“Having vetted, standardized, secured apps on a secure network is extremely important,” Phoenix Fire Department Deputy Chief Amos Chalmers said in a press release. “We rely very heavily on those systems because when we’re on a traffic stop, we don’t know who we’re dealing with.”

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