Attend a public safety conference

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Owning/Managing Organization: TACN FirstNet

Program Description: Attend a regional, national or international public safety conference hosted by various national public safety organizations. Conferences offers professionals a chance to network across industry lines and earn continuing education credits.

Objectives of Program: First responders will have access to FirstNet's fast, reliable broadband network that allows for instant communication with public safety workers across the US. Currently, only 60 percent of Tennessee's 50,000 emergency responders actively use TACN's interoperable land mobile radio system. TACN FirstNet wants every public safety professional in Tennessee to not only adopt existing technologies but prepare for the future of advanced communications.

How to Participate: 
Visit a public safety organization's website to view conference schedules and learn how to register. Federal Emergency Management Agency — www.fema.gov Association of Public Safety Communications Officials — www.apcointl.org National Emergency Number Association — www.nena.org Internet Engineering Task Force — www.ietf.org Telecommunications Industry Association — www.tiaonline.org
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Time: 
Public safety conferences may last a few days to one week.
Cost: 
Contact hosting organizations about registration and travel costs. You are encouraged to reach out to your agency for financial assistance.
People: 
Attend a conference on your own or with a group of your fellow responders.