Serving the Emergency Response Community

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It’s an honor serving the public and emergency response community as the Web and New Media Manager for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). We have a great core of staff and communications team who are all working to fulfill the mission and to support the nation’s first responders, public safety and emergency management community.

“America’s first responders deserve the very best tools to do their jobs and save lives. The FirstNet network will do just that – delivering a nationwide broadband network that provides modern technology, devices, and priority access during emergencies.” –TJ Kennedy, FirstNet Acting General Manager

During the White House Innovation for Disaster Response and Recovery Demo Day, that took place on July 29th at the White House, we saw firsthand how the collaborative power of innovation and technology can make a difference and empower the federal government and private companies to work together, strengthen response and recovery efforts and save lives.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services and Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Geological Survey and the Environmental Protection Agency have developed disaster response, recovery, planning and analysis tools which will help to ensure responders on the ground and public safety officials can better serve us. Companies like Microsoft, Google, National Public Radio (NPR), and others are providing systems that can connect survivors, monitor crises, and alert individuals in the event of an emergency or disaster.

Let’s all take note and do our part to help educate the public, plan, and prepare. And let’s continue working together to see how much more we can achieve.

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