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Getting Vertical: Z-axis Location for First Responders

Jeff Johnson  (CEO, Western Fire Chiefs)

Amos Chalmers  (Principal Architect, Mission Critical Solutions, FirstNet Built with AT&T)

Jason Winslow  (Vice President of Business Development, Intrepid Networks)

Eddie Reyes  (Director, Prince William County, VA, Office of Public Safety Communications)

Gillian Smith  (Vice President of Marketing, NextNav, LLC)

Location: W229

Date: Wednesday, September 29

Time: 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Track: FirstNet sponsored by FirstNet

Format: 75-Minute Short Course

Vault Recording: TBD

GPS has been a tremendous advancement for delivering XY location information about personnel and assets outdoors to command centers, but GPS typically is not effective when an officer or firefighter is in a building—particularly a multistory building. Earlier this year, FirstNet announced the availability of vertical—or Z-axis—location information through NextNav and Intrepid that is designed to be accurate within one floor. Learn how this solution works to help first-responder agencies find or track personnel while inside most U.S. buildings that are at least 3 stories tall.