New network, ‘FirstNet,’ to offer first responders more efficient communication

Chief Cassell says despite FEMA’s report on 1 October, which recommends FirstNet, it was already on the department’s radar because of its benefits.

SOURCE: LasVegasNow.com

DATE: August 30, 2018

From wildfires on Mount Charleston, and flooding in the valley, to shootings on the Las Vegas Strip and dangerous crashes on major roadways; a new broadband network is meant to help first responders save lives during all those situations with more efficient communication.

It’s called FirstNet.  In a report regarding 1 October released earlier this week, FEMA recommended it for public safety departments here in the valley.

“The dropped phone calls; the text messages were delayed,” said Chief Greg Cassell, Clark County Fire Department.

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