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Iowa DPS - Public Safety Initiative Survey

Posted By IAMU, Monday, October 12, 2015

The Iowa Department of Public Safety is collecting information for the State, County, and Local Mobile Data Usages.

**IMPORTANT PLEASE COMPLETE TODAY**

Please take a moment to fill out this survey:

http://publicsafetytools.info/mobile_data_survey/MDSTSurveyIntro.php

Then click on "Take Survey"

What: We are collecting data from the following agencies: Courts/Corrections/Sec, Emergency Mgmt, EMS, Facilities, Fire, Highway/DOT, Hospital/Medical, Military, Natl Sec/Intel, Law Enforcement, Public Admin, Public Health, Public Safety Comm, Public Utilities, Specialized Law, Transportation, Other Government, Other Regulatory, Other.

Why:

The data will be used to further our establishment of the need for Public Safety related agencies to have access to Public Safety Grade broadband when it is needed most.

PLEASE SHARE this information with your agency partners including:

Courts/Corrections/Sec, Emergency Mgmt, EMS, Facilities, Fire, Highway/DOT, Hospital/Medical, Military, Natl Sec/Intel, Law Enforcement, Public Admin, Public Health, Public Safety Comm, Public Utilities, Specialized Law, Transportation, Other Government, Other Regulatory, Other.

What is FirstNet:
Signed into law on February 22, 2012, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act created the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). The law gives FirstNet the mission to build, operate and maintain the first high-speed, nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety. FirstNet will provide a single interoperable platform for emergency and daily public safety communications.

How: The Iowa Statewide Interoperable Communications System Board (ISICSB) will be conducting a series of surveys and meetings related to the deployment of FirstNet within Iowa. Additionally these regional meetings will establish the creation of Regional Interoperability Committees (RICs) within each of the six Iowa Homeland Security Regions.

The workshops will expand on the discussion that occurred at the first round of FirstNet outreach meetings which took place in all 99 counties. Attendees will receive an update on the progress of FirstNet at the federal and state levels, the workshop will also have a series of table top exercises that involve how FirstNet will operate to enhance your Land Mobile Radio (LMR) system to be part of the overall public safety communications solution.

Please click on the link below to access the RIC Workshop Reports:

RIC Workshop Reports

Additional information, including the agenda for the regional workshops, can be found on the Board's websitehttps://isicsb.iowa.gov/meeting-agendas

If you are interested in attending, please register via the website or by contacting Sherry Murphy at smurphy@dps.state.ia.us

Iowa FirstNet
Iowa Statewide Interoperable Communications System Board (ISICSB)
iowanet@iowa.gov
515-725-6234

Tags:  Iowa DPS  Public Safety Initiative 

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