Built on a single reliable and inter-operable platform, the network will provide first responders with mission-critical, high-speed data services (location information, images, video, and maps) to supplement the voice capabilities of land mobile radio (LMR) networks. Utilizing the most advanced long term evolution (LTE) wireless technology as well as existing infrastructure when possible, the network will support faster, better-coordinated emergency response across local jurisdictions; state, territory, and tribal lines; and US borders.
Under the guidance of the Maine Interoperable Communications Committee (MICC), the FirstNetME team is collaborating with the federal First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to develop a state network plan based on Maine's unique coverage challenges and the requirements of Maine's first responder community.
As Fire, EMS and other first responders work around the clock to
assess and mitigate the COVID-19 spread nationwide, we stand with
you. And we’re here to help. Join this Thursday to learn directly
from first responders on the front lines about how they’re
handling street operations; dealing with potential infections
among their own; preparing and sanitizing their stations and
equipment; and ensuring they have the technology they need to
These webinar recordings, tailored to Fire, EMS, and Law Enforcement agencies, address coping with the ongoing pandemic COVID-19. Recordings were made on March 27th, 2020.Read More
Today, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf announced the release of Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Notices of Funding Opportunity for eight DHS preparedness grant programs totaling nearly $1.8 billion. The grant programs provide funding to state, local, tribal and territorial governments, as well as transportation authorities, nonprofit organizations and the private sector, to improve the nation’s readiness in preventing, protecting against, responding to, recovering from and mitigating terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies.Read More