Preparedness Month: Three Things to Know about FirstNet

September is National Preparedness Month, FEMA’s annual campaign to promote disaster and emergency planning. This year’s campaign theme is Prepared Not Scared.

By Lesia Dickson, FirstNet Authority Director of Field Operations for FirstNet North-Central Region

As a former emergency management professional in the state of Texas, I can attest that for most public safety professionals, every month is Preparedness Month. One of the best ways that public safety can be prepared for emergencies and disasters is with FirstNet, the nationwide public safety broadband network. The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority), an independent federal entity, established a public-private partnership with AT&T to deploy FirstNet in all 50 states, 5 territories and the District of Columbia for seamless emergency communications.


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