Chief Johnson, one of four public safety representatives on FirstNet’s Board of Directors, recently shared that he has been very impressed with his fellow board members’ curiosity and level of commitment. During the emergency response to Hurricane Sandy, several board members visited New York City to see firsthand what first responders go through in a time of crisis. Johnson also stated that board members understand the unique needs of public safety responders and recognize the need for an LTE network to carry mission critical voice.
- FirstNet board members went to New York City to gain a “street-level” view of what first responders need, in terms of communication, when responding to a crisis like Hurricane Sandy
- The FirstNet board is well aware of the need for mission critical voice to be available over an LTE network
- Johnson believes that the FirstNet board understands the unique needs of public safety practitioners and has been impressed with their level of commitment.
Food for Thought:
- How will the communication issues that occurred as a result of Hurricane Sandy be addressed in the next FirstNet board meeting?
- When will an LTE network be able to carry mission critical voice?