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FirstNet Launches, Bringing New Possibilities - and New Training Needs [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Dec 20, 2018 3:38:23 PM

AT&T's FirstNet communication network for first responders has the potential to drastically improve connectivity and communication in the field. With this secure, high-capacity network at their fingertips, emergency personnel can share video and other information more easily than ever before.

As with all new tools, however, learning to use the new communications capabilities made possible by FirstNet will take training and leadership engagement. Emergency personnel must be trained in the most effective ways to share content through the new network.

From a logistical standpoint, ensuring the right emergency personnel receive FirstNet training in a timely manner can be a challenge. There is where public safety workforce management software adds significant value coordinating these new training efforts.

As a centralized platform, this type of software can schedule the latest courses, assign class locations and send attendance notices to personnel in one or more agency. Once courses have been completed, training results can be logged to track which employees are knowledgeable in the latest practices.

With the ability to share video, data and text information rapidly becoming a game-changer, public safety departments must ensure that their personnel are properly trained to maximize this new technology. As a result, they become more efficient and our communities become safer.

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Topics: EMS, Training