FirstNet: A "Network of Networks" for First Responders

Categorized Under: Community Development



In this webinar (click here to download), ICF International's Teri Johnson provides an overview of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) State and Local Implementation Grant Program (SLIGP), including options for deployment, and associated challenges. This webinar also addresses critical topics such as:

  • How to develop a FirstNet vision for an expanded public safety user community
  • How to develop a strategy for states to integrate multiple broadband initiatives
  • What states need to know now to get started

You will also learn what first responders—emergency medical service (EMS) personnel, fire fighters, and law enforcement officers—require of a 21st-century public safety communications network. Over the next 12 to 18 months, public safety and state officials will address significant issues to assess their needs and develop a FirstNet plan that will affect their states and local communities for several decades.

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced the availability of $121.5 million in grants through SLIGP. The grants will aid U.S. states and territories in deploying a wireless public safety broadband network operated by FirstNet.

Download this informative, free webinar to learn what you need to know now to be FirstNet ready.

To discuss your state's FirstNet needs, contact our experts:
Teri Johnson at +1.770.330.0098 or Dan Bertuna at +1.703.225.2924.

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  • Teri Johnson

    Teri Johnson

    Business Development DirectorICF International

    Teri Johnson is a business development director for ICF's broadband team, and she has 22 years of wireless and broadband experience in the telecommunications, utility, and public safety industries. She has worked with network providers and vendors to provide cost-effective solutions that meet end-user requirements. Ms. Johnson has managed teams of engineers in the design, build-out, and performance of networks for mobile wireless providers. She has provided consulting services to wireless providers in the areas of technology assessments, network performance management, and operational improvement.

    Ms. Johnson has a graduate degree in Finance and an engineering degree in Digital Communications.

Insight Details

Published: Feb 26, 2013
Presenter: Teri Johnson
Turn to ICF for Your FirstNet Needs

ICF's strategic planning and broadband assessment capabilities provide stakeholders with actionable steps to plan, build, and operate a public safety wireless broadband network throughout the nation. Learn how ICF can help—download the FirstNet resource sheet.


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