Introduction to FirstNet
Kevin McGinnis, MPS, EMT-P
March 27, 2013
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Related Web Resources:
FirstNet Public Safety Advisory Committee
State and Local Implementation Grant Program Federal Funding Opportunity
June 2013 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Conference
March 14, 2013 House Oversight Hearing
FCC Docket 12-94, Implementing Public Safety Broadband Provisions
March 8, 2013 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
DHS Office of Emergency Communications Fact Sheet
Emergency Management Magazine Interview
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"A very good overview of the direction of FirstNet."
Anoka Co EM
"Good update on FirstNet. Hoping this will continue in the future so we can stay current with developments etc."
McHenry County IL EMA
"Very good information and a look at what will improve emergency response, safety, and treatment in the future."
National Volunteer Fire Council
"As this new system is presented, the information does help define some things. Thank you."
"Excellent visuals; very clear presenter."
Dr. Tom Phelan
Dr. Tom Phelan Consulting
"This is very exciting stuff. I am looking forward to the new technology FirstNet will provide EMS."
Oklahoma State Department of Health
"I am involved in our local emergency management system. The webinar was very helpful. Thank you."
Kevin McGinnis, MPS, EMT-P has been an
EMS system builder since 1974. He currently serves as the
Chief/CEO of North East Mobile Health Services, the largest paramedic
service in Maine.
In August, 2012, Kevin was named by the
U.S. Secretary of Commerce to a three-year term on the First Responder
Network Authority (FirstNet) Board of Directors. He was named by
the Government Technology/Solutions for State and Local Government
magazine as one of its 2013 "Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers in Public-Sector Innovation."