As recently reported in the news, Virginia became the first state to “opt in” to FirstNet, the national First Responder Network Authority created under federal law in 2012. The purpose of FirstNet is to build an “interoperable” public safety broadband network so that first responders will have a reliable and robust communications system to handle crisis situations.
These sessions will provide attendees with an explanation of FirstNet’s proposed Virginia State Plan, Virginia’s actions to study the Plan, and various technologies that will leverage Virginia’s future public safety dedicated broadband network. Attendees will have a chance to ask questions, which enables sponsors to collect feedback for review and analysis of FirstNet’s impact on the Commonwealth.
See the conference schedule below and register for the one nearest you. NOTE: the hyperlinks allow for direct registration to attend.
VACo Contacts: Joe Lerch, AICP and Phyllis Errico, Esq.
Regions are hyperlinked | Password all CAPS and the #
September 12, 2017 | Eanes-Pittman Safety Training Center | Chesterfield, VA
Password – REGION1
August 17, 2017 | Germanna Community College | Culpeper, VA
Password – REGION2
August 23, 2017 | Liberty Mountain Conference Center | Lynchburg, VA
Password – REGION3
August 9, 2017 | Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center | Abingdon, VA
Password – REGION4
September 27, 2017 | Mariner’s Museum | Newport News, VA
Password – REGION5
September 19, 2017 | The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center | Roanoke, VA
Password – REGION6
August 30, 2017 | Prince William County & Fire Rescue Training Center | Nokesville, VA
Password – REGION7