Keynote Speaker: Chris Baker, Battalion Chief, Roseville Fire (Ret.) will be speaking on his perspective as a first responder at the Camp Fire. The Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive in the modern history of California having taken at least 86 lives and destroying over 18,000 structures. Chris responded with a California Office of Emergency Services Type I engine strike team to downtown Paradise on the morning of November 8, 2018, after the fire entered the city. Chris will describe what was seen, done, sacrificed, and learned during the days Paradise burned, including how first responder communications systems were used and how they performed.
Please join us for a FirstNet Town Hall panel discussion moderated by past APCO International President, Dick Mirgon. This will be a great opportunity to hear the latest regarding the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband network directly from those involved with its development and deployment. The panel will include experts in the field from the Federal FirstNet Authority, the AT&T FirstNet Team as well as public safety agencies that have been early adopters of the service. The topics will include Coverage, Local Control, FirstNet Application Store, Deployables as well as many other topics. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear directly from the experts, and to get your questions heard and addressed.
- Dick Mirgon
- Chris Baker-FirstNet Authority
- Andy Smith-City of San Jose
- Brent Finster-Stockton Fire Dept
- Dan Woods-Enterprise Communications – FirstNet Integrator
- Sinan Akkaya-AT&T – RAN Director
- Steve Devine-AT&T – FirstNet Public Safety Strategy and Policy
- Scott Andrews-AT&T – FirstNet Advanced Solutions Team