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Local first responders learn about network for enhanced communication

Local first responders learn about network for enhanced communication (WKEF/WRGT)

Ohio first responders learn new ways to communicate during major emergencies.

FirstNet is a dedicated wireless network for first responders. Last year FirstNet partnered with AT&T to build the network.

Ohio has opted-in to have it in the state. More than 350 agencies across more than 40 states are using FirstNet services.

Local departments are now learning how it can enhance the way Ohio’s public safety personnel share information should they decide to take advantage of the network.

“We’re at the crossroads of 70 and 75,” says Huber Heights Councilman Richard Shaw. “If something disastrous was to happen we can be able to communicate with our state and federal partners with real time video communication, with drone technology and robot technology.”

Congress created FirstNet in response to the 9/11 Commission Report

The network aims to modernize devices, apps, and tools for emergency personnel.

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