The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) is an independent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce NTIA created to provide emergency responders with the first nationwide, high-speed, broadband data network dedicated to public safety. The FirstNet effort in Washington is known as Washington OneNet.
Beginning in 2015, the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region's Center for Regional Disaster Resilience and the Washington State University Division of Governmental Studies and Services as well as other partners held 17 meetings across Washington to provide a brief overview of FirstNet and Washington OneNet to gather input from first responders, emergency managers, and other stakeholders. The sessions included tabletop scenario discussion and activities to gather data (surveys and coverage maps) as well as discussion to identify next steps.
For more information on Washington OneNet, visit ocio.wa.gov/washington-onenet.
View an overview presentation of Washington OneNet here.