Incorporating FirstNet into Emergency Response Exercises

By Doug Harder, Senior Public Safety Advisor, First Responder Network Authority

Last month, the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) had the opportunity to join public safety leaders at Texas A&M University Internet 2 Technology Evaluation Center’s (ITEC) Winter Institute Workshop and Exercise.

During the two day event, the FirstNet Authority observed an exercise supported by AT&T’s Response Operations Program at Texas A&M University Engineering Extension Service’s (TEEX) Disaster City®. The exercise used FirstNet to demonstrate how the network could enhance operational communications during an earthquake scenario. 



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