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Maximizing the Power of FirstNet During Complex Events

Chris Baker  (Senior Public Safety Advisor, First Responder Network Authority)

Doug Harder  (Senior Public Safety Advisor, First Responder Network Authority)

Kevin Nida  (Senior Public Safety Advisor, First Responder Network Authority)

Jason Matthews  (Sheriff's Sergeant, Lake County Florida)

Location: N257

Date: Wednesday, March 23

Time: 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Track: FirstNet, Network Resiliency

Format: Short Course

Vault Recording: TBD

Planning for and providing voice and data communications during large scale emergencies and disasters is always a significant challenge. Hear use cases and best practices in response to these large-scale events such as wildfires, hurricanes and other weather-related disasters using FirstNet. Lessons learned and best practices from this past year's wildfire and disaster responses will be shared. In addition, this session will focus on the many public safety tools available to first responders and supporting organizations in response to complex events using the FirstNet network to support communications more efficiently and safely.


Understand the history and key components of the FirstNet program

Learn best practices in planning and use of FirstNet services

Understand the FirstNet deployable program and capabilities

Learn about services available to FirstNet users to assist in planning and response