By Gary McCarraher, Senior Public Safety Advisor, First Responder Network Authority
Consider the “art of the possible” when thinking about how FirstNet can enhance your existing communications. FirstNet can support situational awareness and emergency operations with data and video — the network can also augment voice communications using push-to-talk apps.
With push-to-talk, the press of a button instantly connects firefighters with dispatch and other first responders, making it an invaluable communications tool. With firefighters increasingly needing easy access to multimedia data on the job, push-to-talk over FirstNet can be a gamechanger. It offers cost savings and added capabilities compared to only using radios.