As you may know, in February 2012, Congress enacted The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act (the Act), containing provisions to advance public safety capabilities in the United States. The Act directs the establishment of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) and the creation of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). FirstNet’s vision is to provide emergency responders with the first nationwide, high-speed, wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety.
Karen Wong, Assistant Director, Public Safety Communications,Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, is California’s point of contact for FirstNet, and in collaboration with Mark Ghilarducci, Director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, are committed to working with state and local emergency first responders to ensure that the NPSBN meets the needs of first responders and public safety workers across California.
They are pleased to invite you to attend the state’s first town hall in Lakeport, CA dedicated to discussing the nationwide public safety broadband network. You will be able to hear directly from a FirstNet representative regarding FirstNet’s national service vision, service offers and applications; learn about California’s developments and current initiatives; hear how FirstNet will impact public safety communications and other local perspectives.
Join us on for the town hall on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the Lakeport Superior Courthouse, Board of Supervisors Chambers, 255 Forbes St., Lakeport, California from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Please see the Lakeport Town Hall Flyer for more information and registration details.
Future town hall meetings are planned for:
• Santa Ana, California
• Bakersfield, California • Vacaville, California
We hope that you can attend the Lakeport town hall. The meeting is open to the public, so please feel free to forward this information to other public safety constituents. If you have any questions regarding the town hall event, please contact our team by email: CalFRN@caloes.ca.gov or by phone 916-657-9172.