IAFC Issues Position Paper in Support of First Responder Network Authority

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) has passed a position statement in full support of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), according to a release on its Web site.

The statement reads in part, “The IAFC believes that FirstNet, by providing dedicated, interoperable, mission-critical data communications, will enhance emergency-response operations throughout the fire and emergency service for years to come. FirstNet will be a vital component for an effective response to a terrorist incident or a natural disaster and for everyday response. The Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9/11 Commission Report) identified the need for improved interoperable communications between first responders and recommended dedicated spectrum for public safety. These needs were again amplified and identified in the after-action reports of Hurricane Katrina and other incidents.”

Read more HERE.

Full position statement (PDF)


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