Seattle Fire Department Joins FirstNet (video)
Seattle Fire Department is connecting its firefighters and paramedics to FirstNet – a new communications platform just for public safety. With this tech advancement, they can equip their first responders with new capabilities and reliable access to critical information while in the field. That allows them to better serve those who live, work and visit Seattle. Seattle Fire is using FirstNet on their smartphones and rig apparatus. They plan to deploy modems as well.
“FirstNet is useful for everyday emergencies and widespread disasters, and also for special events,” said Seattle Fire Department Chief Harold Scoggins. “With FirstNet in place, we have increased confidence in our communication methods for use during highly attended public events. During this year’s SeaFair activities, we were able to communicate important safety information without the worry of encountering congestion issues.”