- By: David Buchanan, Director of Public Safety Engagement, First Responder Network Authority
As a part of the COVID-19 response, first responders are turning to FirstNet-enabled devices to make emergency communications efficient and effective during this critical time. From connecting socially distant 9-1-1 call takers to coordinating logistics for distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) across state lines, FirstNet-enabled devices have played a supporting role in mitigating health risks in communities across the nation. The network’s mission critical capabilities, like priority and preemption, are allowing first responders to send and receive information seamlessly.
Here are some of their stories.