The First Responder Network in Maine
What is FirstnetME?
FirstNetME is a statewide program to prepare Maine for the design, deployment and operation of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN), the nation's first dedicated high-speed wireless broadband network for public safety.

The Network

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.

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What we do

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.

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FirstNetME News & Events

Coping with COVID-19 Best Practices for Fire/EMS

APRIL 2, 2020

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 effectively communicate.

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Webinar Recordings: Coping With COVID-19

MAR 27, 2020

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.

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DHS Announces Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2020 Preparedness Grants

FEB 14, 2020

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.

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