Public-safety communications veterans launch FirstNet Association

Longtime public-safety communications representatives announce the creation of the FirstNet Association, an organization that founders hope will provide a platform for end users and vendors to discuss issues associated with the FirstNet nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).

SOURCE: Urgent Communications

DATE: April 3, 2018

FirstNet Association President Al Gillespie—a past president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)—said the new organization is being established to provide users and vendors with a way to become more educated about FirstNet and exchange ideas.

“It is open to anybody, and the dues will be minimal—$45 per person,” Gillespie said during an interview with IWCE’s Urgent Communications. “The goal is to bring these folks together to carry on the mission that we’ve been working on, make sure that there’s educational opportunities and make sure that there are opportunities to share, through forums, with each other about what’s working, what’s not working, and how can we best do this.

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